Premier League side West Ham are reportedly waiting until the end of the season before moving for Celta Vigo ace Maxi Gomez. According to reports from England, the Hammers are waiting to see if the club gets relegated which would reduce the transfer fee for the Uruguay international.
The 22-year-old was the subject of interest from West Ham in the January transfer window after Marko Arnautovic submitted a transfer request. But the club was able to block a move from the Austrian and cooled their bid for Uruguay forward.
Arnautovic is expected to be allowed to make the move to China in the summer. Despite signing a new contract the Austrian has lost his place in the starting lineup and looks likely to leave the club in the summer. Also, West Ham are looking to release Lucas Perez and Andy Caroll as both players have failed to impress Manuel Pellegrini this season.
This trio of transfers would free up the wage bill in the club and West Ham is understood to be ready to offer Gomez £80,000 a week to make the move. Gomez has been impressive during his time at Celta Vigo. Physically imposing and a threat in the air the 22-year-old has scored 27 goals in 61 appearances in the league.
West Ham could be in for a big transfer window again this season after spending close to £100 million on new players last summer. The Hammers are looking to close the gap between themselves and the top six and Gomez could be the player to lead the team’s charge next season.