Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes has not only fallen way down the pecking order at Camp Nou, the Portuguese is gradually becoming a divisive figure among the Catalan faithful due to his somewhat consistent poor form.
The 24-year-old recently revealed to Spanish publication Panenka: “I don't feel well on the field, I am not enjoying the thing I like to do. The first six months were pretty good but then things changed.
Gomes has started just four La Liga games this term, coming off the bench on nine other occasions.
With no goal or assist to his name in 23 matches across all competitions thus far this season, his minutes are set to further plummet going forward.
Especially with Philippe Coutinho, who has three goals and an assist since arriving from Liverpool, now coming to grips with the team's style of play.
Gomes will most likely jump at the chance to leave his nightmarish Camp Nou spell behind, and West Ham could be willing to offer him an escape route having shown interest in bringing him to the London Stadium on loan in January as reported by the Mail.
Should the Hammers retain their Premier League status at the end of the season, and manager David Moyes remains in charge for the 2018-19 campaign, securing the services of Gomes during the summer transfer window will likely remain a top priority.
However, West Ham are better off steering clear the £29million (BBC) flop given how he has clearly struggled recently.
The former Valencia man offers nothing in the final third and will crack under the pressure and physicality that come with playing in the English Premier League.
Considering how the east London side have struggled to hit the right notes in recent transfer markets, West Ham will be dodging a big bullet by avoiding Gomes altogether.