West Ham United could be a possible destination for Sevilla defender Sergi Gomez, who is believed to have been offered numerous offers to leave the club this summer but chose to stay in Spain, as told by El Desmarque (via Sport Witness).
As per the Spanish outlet, Gomez has become manager Julen Lopetegui’s fourth-choice centre-back this season and has yet to play a single minute of football so far.
It was reported the 27-year-old desired a move to the Premier League with Watford amongst the names linked with the Spaniard, while Russian Giants CSKA Moscow also seeked his signature recently.
However, it is West Ham who have been earmarked as a potential suitor and with his wishes to move to England’s top flight and his current lack of game time, this move could happen in the near future for Manuel Pellegrini.
Indeed, this is just Gomez’s second season at Sevilla and the ex-Celta Vigo man was a mainstay in the side last season, playing the majority of the club’s Europa League ties and starting 31 out of 38 La Liga games – a period which saw him register an average performance rating of 6.70 (as per WhoScored).
As for the Hammers, they are not lacking options at the back with Angelo Ogbonna and Issa Diop available for selection, whilst Fabian Balbuena and youngster Gonçalo Cardoso are options, just as Winston Reid nears a return.
However, Pellegrini may think he can strike up a bargain in January, considering Gomez’s current situation.
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