Faro de Vigo say ‘the soap opera is over’.

After several days of a fairly intense transfer fight, it’s claimed Maxi Gomez ‘will play at Valencia’ next season, and not West Ham.

At the end of last week the Hammers tried to wreck a deal Los Ches had agreed with Celta Vigo for the striker. They sent officials over on a private jet, and were willing to pay all of Celta, Gomez and the player’s agency more money.

Celta were happy with their Valencia deal as it included two players ready to start preseason, so West Ham were told they’d have to pay the €50m buyout clause in full.

Since then it’s been a battle.

Now, Faro claim the player’s agents have ‘closed’ an agreement with Valencia, and the originally agreed deal with Celta will be honoured.

According to these latest claims, it’s West Ham who backed out, in the face of paying €50m in one go. This is said to have left Gomez’s agents with no choice but to sit down with Valencia again, and after two hours of talks it was all sorted out.

This is very much starting to look like the end.