West Ham United have reportedly been tracking the Celta Vigo ace all summer.
West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini is clearly desperate to sign a top class striker this summer.
Celta Vigo hitman Maxi Gomez seems to be the Hammers’ number one target, according to the Mirror, although Spanish publication Marca claims that they will have to pay his €50 million (£45 million) release clause.
That could prove to be a problem for West Ham, although there is a way that they could sign the Uruguayan…and still be in profit.
West Ham also have plenty of players who they could sell this summer.
The east London outfit are prepared to sell Arthur Masuaku for £10 million, according to the Daily Mirror (February 12th 2019, page 56).
Meanwhile, Pedro Obiang has been linked with a £10 million move to Fiorentina (Sky Sports).
Javier Hernandez is the obvious candidate to make way, should the Hammers sign Gomez, and Sky Sports claim that he could be sold for around £15 million.
Then there are two players who really need to be shipped on – Jordan Hugill and Sam Bryam, and considering their poor form over the past couple of years, they surely cannot expect to receive much more than £10 million for the pair.
All of those outgoings could total £55 million, enabling West Ham to sign Gomez from Celta, and still be £10 million in profit.
And that really would have to be considered excellent business for the east Londoners.
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