West Ham have been given a boost in their attempts to sign long-term target, Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez, with the forward’s days in Spain reportedly ‘numbered’, according to Spanish media outlet AS, cited by Sport Witness.
The 22-year-old was linked with a move to the London Stadium in January, however, the two clubs failed to agree a fee for the Uruguayan and a potential deal never materialised.
Gomez has found the back of the net on 28 occasions for his current side since joining back in 2017 and his impressive performances have caught the eye of Hammers officials, along with a plethora of fellow European outfits.
And according to the report, Gomez’s days at Celta Vigo are ‘numbered’, with West Ham and Atletico Madrid now the front runners for the striker’s signature after reported interest from Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona.
The dynamic forward currently has a release clause of €50 million, so if the Hammers meet that in the summer, Gomez would become Vigo’s record transfer sale.
Five more strikers West Ham could target this summer:
FC Porto striker Marega is known for his strength and power in leading the line, so the 27-year-could be a perfect option for Manuel Pellegrini this summer.
Another Serbian striker, Mitrovic will surely leave Fulham in the summer following their relegation to the Championship.
Wissam Ben Yedder
Sevilla forward Ben Yedder was briefly linked with a move to London back in January, however, the Hammers would have to pay a large fee to secure the dynamic forward’s services in the summer.
The Chelsea striker has found game time hard to come by under Maurizio Sarri this season, so the Frenchman could be an option for the Hammers.
Serbian youngster Jovic has caught the eye this season with Bundesliga outfit Frankfurt, which has led to a number of European clubs linked with the 21-year-old.