West Ham United continue to chase Maxi Gomez – but he may be waiting for Tottenham Hotspur.
According to The Mirror, Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez is holding out to find out whether Tottenham Hotspur want him before committing to West Ham United.
Gomez, 22, has starred for Celta since arriving from Defensor Sporting in Uruguay two years ago, hitting 30 goals and nine assists in 71 games.
The burly forward is now a man in demand, and the London Evening Standard noted earlier this week that he remains Manuel Pellegrini’s top striker target this summer.
However, new claims from The Mirror state that Gomez is actually delaying a decision about a move to the London Stadium – or anywhere else – in order to wait and see whether Tottenham want him.
The Daily Mail claimed in April that Spurs have been watching Gomez ahead of a potential move, and that may have just turned the striker’s head.
Tottenham need to find a new striker to compete with Harry Kane having allowed Fernando Llorente to move on, and Gomez fits a similar bill as a big, physical striker to cause havoc.
If true, Gomez is seemingly valuing playing a bit-part role for a Champions League club challenging for silverware over being the star man of a team outside of European competition.
Gomez has essentially played that second role for Celta, and few would blame him if he did prefer a move to join Mauricio Pochettino at Spurs – but boy would it not go down well in East London.