West Ham United are considering whether to trigger the £43 million release clause of Celta Vigo forward Maxi Gomez according to reports.
The Uruguay international is believed to have been on the Hammers’ radar for a number of months, and they are reported to have had an offer knocked back for his services in the summer.
However, with Marko Arnautovic having agitated for a move to China in recent weeks, West Ham are thought to have rekindled their interest in the Celta Vigo forward, who has netted nine goals so far this season.
While Arnautovic looks set to be staying at the London Stadium for the time being after his potential suitors refused to meet West Ham’s £50m valuation, the BBC are reporting this afternoon that the East London outfit could still trigger Gomez’s £43m release clause, with a move said to be being considered.
If a deal for the 22-year-old striker does materialise, it would be the second time in six months that West Ham have broken their club transfer record, eclipsing the £36m they paid Lazio for Brazilian Felipe Anderson in the summer.