West Ham United have reportedly triggered the release clause of Uruguayan and Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez.
SkySports are reporting that the Hammers have triggered a €50m (£44.8m) release clause for the La Liga striker who was looking set to sign for Spanish club Valencia.
The 22-year-old was involved in no less than 18 goals last season in 35 La Liga appearances, scoring 13 and assisting five.
Overall, the striker has 31 La Liga goals in 71 appearances which, coupled with a handy 10 assists, means that he is involved in a goal more than every second game.
With Marko Arnautović potentially on the way out after having submitted a transfer request, Gomez is set to take up the mantle should the London club get the transfer over the line.
The biggest issue at the moment appears to be the method of payment as West Ham are hoping to pay the amount in instalments while the release clause cannot be triggered until the full amount is lodged with La Liga itself.