West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini has strengthened the defence, midfield and attack this summer.
However, following news that Andy Carroll will be sidelined for three months, attention has turned to the potential capture of a new striker.
A handful of names have been linked to the Premier League outfit, but with the transfer window due to close on Thursday, nothing has been finalised by the club.
A report from Spanish media outlet El Desmarque, the Hammers have met the £45m release clause in Maxi Gomez’s contract at Celta Vigo.
The report claims that the East London club failed with an initial offer of £26.8m, but to get their man, they upped the bid.
Plenty of West Ham fans find it hard to believe that the club have parted with that level of cash for Gomez, who has scored 18 goals in 36 La Liga appearances.
Others are hopeful that the reports in Spain are true.
The next Suarez, worth the risk.
— Wolf Nine (@Wolf_Nine9) August 7, 2018
Constant reports are coming out of Spain and Uruguay on this but all our itk’s are saying it’s not true.
— Dave Lambourne (@Lambo1966) August 7, 2018
— Mark Deal 父 (@Deal770M) August 8, 2018
— ⚽️⚒TOM’S WHUFC⚒⚽️ (@aldredtj) August 8, 2018
Not happening…probaply a made up story from the players manager to rise interest
— Dimitris Kouzas ⚒️ (@DKouzas) August 8, 2018
Don’t think so
— Ady Northfield (@x777ady) August 8, 2018
Perez … Sanchez. Window Done.
— Neil Daffurn ⚒ (@NeilDaffurn) August 7, 2018
@ExWHUemployee please tell me this is true!! ⚒🤞🙏
— Oliver Bruton (@olliebruton) August 7, 2018
Amazing signing if it happens scored alot of goals in an average celta team bargain aswell only 21 years old
— Barcelona (@Blaugrana7754) August 7, 2018