Moron Gomez Release Clause Have Celta Blown It?

Maxi Gomez is Spanish club Celta Vigo's prize asset, and as such it is only to be expected that they will play hard ball when it comes to the player's sale, however Celta's insistence that the full release value of £42 Million be paid has put the brakes on two of his previous suitors moving for the talented Uruguayan.

The simple fact is other than Barca, Real and Atletico teams in Spain just do not have the resources to do battle with cash rich Barclays Premier League clubs, even West Ham United! It is not just a question of being able to pay the often exorbitant prices being quoted, but the wages that can be offered for relatively 'unproven' young players are astronomic compared to those on offer in mainland Europe and elsewhere, only the Chinese Super League can offer more but they are generally only interested in 'household' names.

As if to add to Celta's woes, West Ham has been offered the chance to sign 25 year old Spanish centre forward Loren Moron by Real Betis, a club Hammers have done business with in the past, the unfortunately named Moron is valued at £35 Million and Hammers were linked with a move for the player last summer but the player was advised to stay another season before countenancing a move, his release clause was increased and he was signed for another three years in order to bump up his eventual resale value.

Although Manuel Pellegrini and Mario Husillos are quite keen on bringing Moron to the London Stadium, neutral observers will whiff a hint of bluff in the negotiations for Moron and also of the recent interest in Callum Wilson, it seems these 'players of interest' are merely a side game to chip away at the Celta Vigo hierarchy.

It should be remembered how protracted the negotiations for Felipe Anderson were last season, on occasions it seemed that there wasn't a snow ball in hell's chance of the deal getting over the line, but it did in the end, who is to say that here will not be a similar positive outcome with the Gomez transfer? The situation has been further complicated by Gomez's appearances for Uruguay in the Copa America, any concrete move will have to wait until possibly July the 7th if Uruguay progress to the final stages.

Softly, Softly - Ed

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cast iron's picture

I think that while Gomez is definitely a talented player, at the back of my mind I'm wondering if he will upset the apple cart, demand more wages this seems a bit too familiar with the striker situation at this club, and already he is saying that he wants to stay in Spain as all his family are there. So the only thing he is playing for is money and This could be a recipe for disaster. I know that the days of loyalty are long gone but I don't think that he will play with any passion for the shirt perhaps its a case of once bitten twice shy I'd sooner get somebody who wants to play for us not end up with another Payet or Anutovic situation.

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Dicks is the man's picture

we can't sign another Moron, we just got rid of one in Andy.

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nevillenixon's picture

Boom boom, I knew someone would bite! Imagine a team with Moron and Costa Fortune in the starting line up.

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boogerscaravan's picture

Gordon is a moron.....I'll get my mate Barry to smash his face in......

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moore 6 legend's picture

Here we go 2..3...4

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You mean....

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moore 6 legend's picture

Don't them morons come in pairs and on a mission.

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moore 6 legend's picture

At least we've got one player in that seems to know where the goal is, he may have to do for nows ;)

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