For months, West Ham United have been linked with a move for Maxi Gomez, though perhaps it’s not actually the best idea.
The Celta Vigo striker has been hotly tipped with a move to the east London side since the January transfer window when Sky Sports News initially reported that West Ham had agreed a deal for the Uruguayan international to join the club in the summer, and the rumours are only continuing to pile up.
According to Football Fan Cast, the Hammers remain interested in signing the 22-year-old striker whilst the Evening Standard claim that Gomez is a top priority for Manuel Pellegrini this summer with Celta Vigo reluctant to sell for anything under his £43.5 million release clause, and West Ham are taking a big risk if they do crack and pay up the La Liga side’s demands.
The 22-year-old scored more goals and registered more assists than either West Ham striker as well as having a higher shots per game average at 2.3, but when you compare Gomez to other strikers the east London side are reportedly interested in, and you can see why the club are taking a risk.
Compared to Callum Wilson, for instance, the English striker outperforms Gomez in both goals and assists as well as in dribbles made per 90 and key passes made. Couple that with reports from the Sun via the Bournemouth Echo that the Cherries striker is valued at around £35 million, perhaps someone with experience in the Premier League would be a better move.
At 22, Gomez potentially has a long career ahead of time but as the club enter phase two of the Pellegrini project, perhaps moving for someone with more experience in the Premier League would be better, if Wilson’s apparent valuation is correct.
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