The Hammers were strongly linked with the Uruguay international during the January transfer window, but the striker ultimately remained in Spain.
It is widely thought that Gomez will leave Celta this summer, though, and according to football.london, West Ham’s director of football Mario Husillos is working on a deal for the 22-year-old ahead of the 2019-2020 campaign.
The London club’s fans have been on social media commenting on the rumours and it would be fair to say that not too many expect the deal to take place.
Gomez has scored 11 La Liga goals for Celta this term and is regarded as one of the best young forwards in world football.
It will certainly be interesting to see what happens with the South American this summer.
And a selection of the Twitter reaction from the West Ham fans can be seen below:
Of course he is ????? pic.twitter.com/pZ0lGxDORj
— Paul Rosser (@PaulRosser01) April 2, 2019
Lol ! Should of got him in January then we could of moved on
— Peter Crowe (@petercrowe511) April 2, 2019
Had the chance and blew it
— Dan 父 Good (@DaniGood) April 4, 2019
Waste of time
— R. Jones ☆ (@RockyWhu) April 4, 2019
I like Maxi Gomez, but we should be going after Iago Aspas…the lads on fire! and we need a fox in the box (although 31).
— COYI!!! (@Nathanbi77) April 3, 2019
No way he will join us
— Gaz Hird (@GazHird08) April 3, 2019
Showed no ambition in January Transfer window now the team showing no ambition
— Keith privett (@kprivo1) April 3, 2019