Maxi Gomez: Valencia reach agreement for West Ham target

Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez in action
Image: Maxi Gomez scored 32 goals for in 71 appearances for Celta Vigo

Valencia have reached an agreement with Celta Vigo for Uruguay striker Maxi Gomez.

Gomez, who West Ham were hopeful of signing, has signed a contract until June 2024, with a buyout clause of €140 million.

Valencia have also confirmed that they've agreed a deal for Santi Mina to leave the club, with the striker moving to Celta Vigo as part of the transfer.

The Hammers, who sold Marko Arnautovic to Shanghai SIPG on Monday, offered Celta Vigo the £45m release clause but could not agree a payment structure, despite Gomez expressing his interest to join the club.

West Ham forward Marko Arnautovic 0:28
Marko Arnautovic used his unveiling as a Shanghai SIPG player to hit out at the European media following his exit from West Ham

The forward will now join Valencia, who can offer the 22-year-old Champions League football after finishing fourth in La Liga last season.

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