West Ham Opinion – The Hammers should sign Maxi Gomez in the summer window
The Hammers have been linked with the player over the past two windows as well, hence, they know about him inside out. Barcelona have also been linked with the player as we gaze the recent past. (h/t Football Espana)
The Uruguayan international has a release clause of €50m. However, that could be halved if Celta Vigo get relegated from La Liga this season. They are currently 18th in the table, hence, the possibility of that happening is not out of equation. (h/t Football Espana)
Gomez has scored 10 goals in the league this season, and his performances has attracted interests from various clubs across Europe. (h/t Football Espana) Namely, one of the European giants Liverpool have also been linked with the player. (h/t Daily Mail)
Here’s why West Ham must make a move and sign the 22-year-old in the summer window:
West Ham need a proper goal-scoring striker
On paper, West Ham have four different options for the centre-forward position – Andy Carroll, Marko Arnautovic, Javier Hernandez and Lucas Perez.
But none of them have really performed at a certain level that can raise an eyebrow or two and force the manager to pick him week in week out.
If we combine their appearance and goal count of this season, the quartet have managed to net only 16 goals in 70 appearances.
Now, that is not a good return, when we consider that West Ham are a top team who aims to be in and around the top-seven, and not fighting to just stay in the league.
Hence, Manuel Pellegrini’s men need a striker, who can lead the line, score goals and be a regular in the team. Maxi Gomez could be that guy for them.
The Uruguayan international has scored 10 goals and supplied five assists in 26 league appearances this season. He is one of the standout players in an otherwise disappointing Celta Vigo team.
Furthermore, his aerial duel winning rate of 3.8 shows that he doesn’t mind aerial balls thrown at him. It also makes him a genuine threat from set-pieces in the opposition box. (Whoscored.com)
All in all, the 22-year-old is a proper striker who possesses the quality to lead the West Ham line week in week out.
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If the Hammers want Maxi Gomez this summer, they must act quick and trigger the release clause, whatever the amount be.