According to a report from Spanish media outlet El Desmarque, West Ham were interested in signing Sevilla ace Sergi Gomez in the summer, and they allegedly could go back in for him in January.

The 27-year-old joined Sevilla from Celta Vigo in the summer of 2018 for around £4.5m, according to Football Espana.

Standing at 6ft 1in tall, Gomez is an experienced, battle-hardened defender. And he would have been a really useful addition for the Hammers.

Sevilla v Valencia - La Liga Santander

Sergi Gomez (Photo by Joaqu’n Corchero/Soccrates/Getty Images)

El Desmaque claims that West Ham could go back in for the Sevilla ace in January, however.

With the Hammers’ defensive problems, Gomez would be the ideal January addition…

The Spaniard isn’t particularly quick along the ground. He is a great reader of the game, however.

Sevilla v Slavia Prague - UEFA Europa League Round of 16: First Leg

Sergi Gomez (Photo by Aitor Alcalde Colomer/Getty Images)

Gomez is a tenacious tackler, and seems to be ideally suited to the robust, intense nature of the Premier League. He can also play at right-back – something that could be really useful.

 

The 27-year-old is also at an age where he should be mentally ready to move from La Liga to England’s top flight.

Quite how much it will take to prise him away from Sevilla, however, remains to be seen.

With West Ham’s current problems at the back, Gomez would be an excellent addition to Manuel Pellegini’s side.

Only time will tell whether they will revisit their reported interest in the Spaniard, however.

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