Report: West Ham target Maxi Gomez waiting for Tottenham

West Ham United's Chilean Manager Manuel Pellegrini (L) greets Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian Manager Mauricio Pochettino before the English Premier League football match between West Ham...

West Ham United continue to chase Maxi Gomez - but he may be waiting for Tottenham Hotspur.

Celta Vigo's Uruguayan forward Maxi Gomez celebrates his goal during the Spanish league football match between RC Celta de Vigo and FC Barcelona at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo on May 4,...

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.

Celta Vigo's Uruguayan forward Maxi Gomez celebrates after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match between RC Celta de Vigo and FC Barcelona at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo...

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.

West Ham United's Chilean Manager Manuel Pellegrini (L) greets Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian Manager Mauricio Pochettino before the English Premier League football match between West Ham...

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