West Ham United were willing to offer striker Maxi Gomez a wage package of £75,000 per week to join them, according to an exclusive report published by Football Fancast.
The Hammers need to add strikers to their squad this summer. They have already parted ways with Lucas Perez, Andy Carroll and Marko Arnautovic, while Javier Hernandez is also likely to leave the squad this summer.
The 22-year-old Gomez would be a good addition to Manuel Pellegrini’s West Ham side. He was impressive in the La Liga last season as he went on to score 13 goals and record five assists from 35 matches.
The Uruguay international is likely to get better with time and age and could form a formidable attacking united for the Hammers alongside the likes of Manuel Lanzini, Robert Snodgrass and Felipe Anderson.
However, the Guardian state that West Ham are resigned to losing the battle to sign the South American, with Valencia in the box seat to land the talented attacker.
Valencia, who finished fourth in the Spanish top-flight during the past season, will also allow him the opportunity to experience European football, something which the Hammers cannot do at the present time.
West Ham’s hierarchy will clearly need to go back to the drawing board, with the club in need of attacking reinforcements but seemingly failing to land a number of targets this summer.