West Ham fans are delighted at the latest update in their hunt for Maxi Gomez

West Ham fans have taken to Twitter in delighted fashion after Sky Sports revealed that talks are still ongoing between the club and La Liga strugglers Celta Vigo for in-demand marksman Maxi Gomez.

The Uruguayan international has a huge £43.3m release clause in his contract with the Spanish side, with Celta Vigo only willing to sell him this month if that figure is met in full, as they don’t want to lose him in the midst of their battle for survival – they sit just one point above the relegation zone in La Liga.

Impressively, the 22-year-old striker has hit nine goals and recorded five assists in 16 league starts so far in the current campaign, as seen on his Whoscored page, which has attracted the Hammers’ attention.

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The east London-based side declared their interest in the Uruguayan soon after Marko Arnautovic was the subject of interest from the Chinese Super League (BBC), but the aforementioned report suggests that Manuel Pellegrini’s Irons will still go ahead with a deal for Gomez even if Arnautovic stays – which seems more than likely after his latest Instagram post (Mirror Football).

Naturally, Hammers fans are excited with the reports, even more so given the fact that the striker in question has previously been linked with Barcelona as a successor for the ageing Luis Suarez, per AS

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