The daily back and forth in the Spanish press regarding the future of Maxi Gomez was once fun. Now, it’s just tedious and boring.
Earlier on Tuesday, we covered an article from SuperDeporte claiming Valencia were looking at alternative targets, giving a boost to West Ham fans as this clearly suggested the La Liga side weren’t all that confident about landing the Uruguayan.
Of course, it didn’t take long for that to, once again, be flipped on its head, as AS in Spain pictured Gomez’s agents walking into the Spanish side’s offices to discuss their client’s future with Marcelino’s club.
The aim of this encounter was for Valencia to hand over their latest offer for the Celta Vigo star, hoping for an answer at some point this afternoon.
AS maintain that despite West Ham being willing to pay the player’s release clause of €50m, Gomez ‘wants to play in the Champions League and to do it at Mestalla’.
Valencia and Celta are said to have an agreement, which still stands, and while neither party told AS the details of the meeting, the Spanish newspaper state the terms given were ‘optimism, getting closer and willingness’.
This good news has been backed up by SuperDeporte, who published something similar less than an hour after AS.
The La Liga side see it as a positive that the agents were willing to travel to meet them despite West Ham still ‘strongly’ trying to sign the player, knowing full well Gomez wants to play in Valencia.
There’s still a lot of life left in this one, and it doesn’t appear to be coming to an end anytime soon, as agents seemingly continue to hold up the whole thing.