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‘Typical West Ham Way’ ‘Familiar Story’ Fans Frustrated As Club Turn Away From Making £44m Swoop

West Ham have decided against making an offer for Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez, according to reports in England.

The Uruguayan international’s release clause would have been reduced to £22m if his side had been relegated this season, but Celta survived the drop and any team must now pay a hefty £44m.

The Hammers’ reported decision to turn away from making a bid for Gomez has not gone down well with some supporters on Twitter:

With only a limited budget to spend this summer before player sales, Gomez was always going to be out of the club’s price range, but it does mean manager Manuel Pellegrini will have to settle for a cheaper alternative.

West Brom’s Salomon Rondon looks likely to be an option that West Ham will pursue, with the Venezuelan international having a release clause of £16.5m after ending his loan spell with Newcastle.

Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic is also believed to be a target but the Serbian would likely cost more than Rondon.