West Ham’s move for Maxi Gomez is allegedly off, after ExWHUemployee confirmed Hammers fans’ worst fear this afternoon.

The Uruguayan now seems set to join Valencia, in what will be a real blow to Manuel Pellegrini.

Gomez would have been ideal for West Ham. He has the potential to go on and become one of the world’s best strikers.

It will be vital for West Ham to move on quickly from their disappointment, however.

Maxi Gomez (Photo credit should read MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images)

Pellegrini must make it a priority to sign a proven striker, especially having already sold Marko Arnautovic to SIPG Shanghai.

The likes of Salomon Rondon, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Moussa Marega and Callum Wilson have all been mentioned.

As things stand though, it appears that the Hammers aren’t actually close to signing anyone.

Much will depend on whether the club’s owners are prepared to splash the cash.

It isn’t clear whether the Hammers’ board are really to blame for the collapse of the Gomez deal, however.

West Ham fans were desperate to get Gomez, 22, and now that that deal has failed to materialise, they took to Twitter to deliver their verdicts on the situation…

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