Maxi Gomez to Aston Villa would be embarrassing for West Ham United

Maxi Gomez celebration during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona v Real Club Celta de Vigo, in Barcelona, on December 02, 2017. Photo: Joan Valls

West Ham United have been chasing Maxi Gomez, who has just been linked with Aston Villa.

Maxi Gomez celebration during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona v Real Club Celta de Vigo, in Barcelona, on December 02, 2017. Photo: Joan Valls

West Ham United would have to be embarrassed if Aston Villa do manage to complete a deal for Maxi Gomez.

West Ham have been in the market for Gomez for over a year, as reported by the London Evening Standard.

 

However, the Hammers have not been able to get a deal done, and Aston Villa are now interested.

Defensor Sporting Club chief Ney Castillo has told the Tiempo de Fútbol on Sport 890, broadcast 6th June, that he’s heard Villa want to sign Gomez from Celta Vigo.

If West Ham were to lose out to a newly promoted club it would surely leave supporters at the London Stadium asking questions.

Maxi Gomez of RC Celta de Vigo looks on during the La Liga match between RCD Espanyol and RC Celta de Vigo at RCDE Stadium on April 24, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain.

Villa may be financially strong, but West Ham have ambitions of breaking into the top seven.

If they are missing out on targets to Villa then their European hopes can only be seen as a pipe-dream.

And if Gomez does end up at Villa it could leave West Ham’s board red-faced.

Maximiliano 'Maxi' Gomez of Celta de Vigo in action during the La Liga match between RC Celta de Vigo and Real Madrid CF at Abanca Balaidos Stadium on November 11, 2018 in Vigo, Spain

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