We’re not quite sure where they’re finding the money from, but it seems West Ham aren’t done in the transfer market, and are ready to throw another €50m at a player.
This is what El Desmarque are reporting on Tuesday, claiming the Hammers have decided to go all out for Celta Vigo’s Maxi Gomez by meeting his release clause which, in the process, puts an end to the Tony Sanabria option.
The Uruguay international is said to have given the thumbs up to the deal, and the Spanish outlet expect West Ham to deposit the money as early as Tuesday in order for the player to trigger his clause.
This means Maxi Gomez is likely to leave the club building in the next few hours to travel to London, where he’ll compete for a spot up front with the likes of Marko Arnautovic and Javier Hernandez.
The player is expected to see his wage increase tenfold, from €400k/year to €4m/year with a ‘progressive contract’ filled with various objectives he’ll need to meet to trigger more money.
Celta won’t be getting all of the money, however, as they owe 20% of the transfer fee (€10m) to Defensor Sporting, Gomez’s former side.