It seems like a lifetime ago when Maxi Gomez was the name on every West Ham’s lips, but things have changed a lot since then.
Whilst Celta Vigo continue to fight for La Liga survival heading into the final games of the season, Gomez’s form in the league has dipped significantly, scoring just three goals since his proposed move to the Hammers broke down in the winter transfer window.
Although Gomez has continued to be linked with teams around the continent, reports suggest the striker is actually comfortable staying in Spain with Celta.
Speaking to Marca via Team Talk, the striker said about his future: “There are many comments through social networks, what if I sign for Barcelona, if I go to Liverpool. I am very calm and in Vigo I feel very comfortable.”
These comments could come as a big sigh of relief to West Ham fans, who could now be dismayed from wanting the Uruguayan international from joining the club due to his poor form in recent weeks, and for Manuel Pellegrini, it will be a big release of pressure on his transfer budget.
With a reported price tag of £50 million, the Hammers would be wasting close to their entire budget on Gomez, which would have been a disastrous move for the club both financially and on the pitch.
The 22-year-old striker no doubt has a big future in the game, but West Ham can’t afford to gamble so much for a player who could fail in the Premier League, and these latest comments should more than turn Pellegrini’s attention away from Gomez.
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