Fair Play To Gomez!

Having been on the receiving end of being financially out muscled on numerous occasions when it comes to player purchasing, the boot is on the other foot for West Ham United. Despite offering the full €50 Million of Maxi Gomez's release clause, albeit in instalments, and offering twice the wages, the 22 year old Uruguayan striker has chosen to remain in Spain and join Valencia in what is a cut price deal.

While the on off transfer may have infuriated many expectant Hammers fans, the fact that the player chose to honour the original contract he had been offered rather than getting twice the money by joining the Hammers is testimony to the player's honesty and sentiment. A mercenary he obviously isn't! It is a shame that a decent human being as well as an excellent footballer has chosen to not join up with Manuel Pellegrini but it is the mark of the man that Gomez's head couldn't be turned by the promise of riches.

Missing out on Gomez is just how things panned out, and because this transfer was unsuccessful it wasn't for the want of trying, possibly in the past the deal would have been a typical smoke and mirrors 'get the bums on seats' exercise, but there was genuine intent to get the deal over the line, however in this instance it didn't happen. It is a pity that players like Gomez are in the minority, as the majority seem to be like the great Sulkauvic that Hammers have had surgically removed, the Austrian wouldn't know what integrity was even if it ran him over! - Good luck to Gomez, good riddance to Arnautovic - Ed

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Deluded Hammer's picture

I read that West Ham pulled the plug because our never never deal was unacceptable to Celta Vigo

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Dicks is the man's picture

but the news from this is that we offered instalments? as deluded says, why would Vigo accept instalments when Valencia are stumping the cash plus players?

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moore 6 legend's picture

Agree should have just cut to the chase and said can we pay in 10,000 easy instalments.

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Nothing to do with the champions league shop window then eh,just a thought

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We can go on all day what a lovely bloke he is,but you can be sure he will be getting paid handsomely,they are all greedy,i had the feeling all along he didn't want to come to us,and yes 65,the Champions League has plenty to do with it,not languishing in mid table,and not won any silverware for 39 years,he would of done his homework.

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I'm sorry, Valencia or Westham? It's a no brainer for these players with f*ck all connection

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mcbikeman's picture

Thats what i would like to know...surely at some point someone needed to speak out and ask why was this taking so long and was Gomez really interested in joining us?....as for the way the so called deal was going to be structured well leopards can't change there spots

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Says S.T sales every pre - season? Maybe not but I'm still getting offered one every week!!

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Dicks is the man's picture

well it's done, its no deal. so who is in the pipe line? surely they can find a decent goal getter with some prem league experience. Wilson is off the cards now, just signed a new deal. sturridge should be a no go with his appalling track record, but what about someone like Peter Crouch, still young at 52 and will certainly get better with time. hahahaha.

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moore 6 legend's picture

lol,looks like it's a key role for chico now,gonna have to play to his strength mate,plenty of balls around the box.

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I read yesterday we were offering 60 mill for him...your right dicksy peter crouch it is then!

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