There have been some dramatic striker developments in Spain and it all pushes West Ham front and centre for Maxi Gomez.

The slant in the Spanish media has been that Gomez wants to move to Valencia, they very much want him, and it was just a matter of time before Celta Vigo accepted a proposal.

We covered claims three days ago that West Ham have agreed personal terms with the Uruguayan, and it sounded like they were a back-up option.

Still, with Celta wanting Valencia’s Santi Mina, it was figured it’d all get sorted out in the wash.

Well, everything is now up in the air.

Valencia, tired of Celta pointing at the €50m clause and demanding close to it, have moved on to Borja Iglesias. He was thought to be leaving Espanyol for Real Betis.

Betis are willing to pay his €28m buyout clause, but want to do it in instalments, which isn’t going down well.

Mundo Deportivo reports that ‘complicated negotiations’ with Celta are leading Valencia to ‘start forgetting’ about Gomez, and they’ve moved on to Iglesias.

Celta themselves are now being linked with Nolito by Faro de Vigo.

All of this can only help West Ham sign Gomez, a player they’ve been targeting since the winter transfer window.