West Ham United have had a £29million offer for Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez accepted, but face stiff competition from Valencia, according to Sky Sports.
Celta Vigo have also accepted a bid of the same value, with add-ons, from their La Liga rivals, so it’s now up to the player to decide which career path he wants to take.
The 22-year-old has been a long-term target for Manuel Pellegrini and advanced talks were held in January, but West Ham would have had to pay his £43.3m release clause.
Now at a cut-price, Gomez presents a good value signing which could potentially take the Hammers to the next level in their quest for European qualification.
West Ham have been dipping into Spain for their transfer business so far this summer, bringing in Pablo Fornals and Roberto Gago from Villareal and Espanyol respectively.
The club have also launched a pursuit of Eibar defensive-midfielder Joan Jordan, who is believed to be worth £13million.
Alternative strikers West Ham could target this summer
Aleksandr Mitrovic - Fulham
Mitrovic will almost certainly leave Fulham this summer and West Ham would be mad not to go in for him if all fails with Gomez.
Che Adams - Birmingham City
There are a number of Premier League suitors in Adams which make it clear that he is good enough for the step up from the Championship.
Duvan Zapata - Atalanta
Zapata’s goals in Serie A this season have seen Atalanta secure a place in the Champions League for the first time in their history.
Sebastian Haller - Eintracht Frankfurt
Jovic may have stolen the headlines this season and sealed a move to Real Madrid, but Haller has impressed alongside him up front for Frankfurt.