Maxi Gomez looks set to choose Valencia over West Ham this summer, after both clubs had bids in the region of £29m accepted by Celta Vigo.
The Uruguayan international, who is currently representing his country at the Copa America in Brazil, had been the subject of offers from both the Hammers
And now, according to reports in Valencia publication Super Deporte
It is understood that after accepting both offers, Celta left it up to the player himself to decide on his future, though their simultaneous negotiations for Valencia forward Santi Mina have aided their position.
West Ham are fresh from securing a £24m deal for Villarreal's attacking midfielder Pablo Fornals, and had been hoping that Gomez could be added to their burgeoning transfer list, following the previous arrivals of goalkeepers David Martin and Roberto from Millwall and Espanyol respectively.
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However, Gomez is keen to stay in Spain for both lifestyle and professional reasons, and sees Los Murcielagos as the perfect stepping stone for his career, particularly in regards to the Uruguay national team.
Ironically enough, it is his relative lack of involvement with the squad in Brazil as it stands that should allow the Spanish side to tie up the deal sooner rather than later.
Source : 90min