West Ham United are weighing up a move to sign Liverpool defender Joe Gomez.
But according to The Times, that light may not be hitting him in a Liverpool shirt for very much longer.
They claim that despite recent events putting him in the starting XI, Gomez isn’t satisfied with being fourth choice at Anfield. The 26-year-old reportedly wants more game time to put him back in England reckoning ahead of Euro 2024.
As a result, the Hammers interest appears to have been piqued. They are said to be ‘discussing’ testing Liverpool’s resolve with a bid.
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West Ham weigh up Gomez bid
Simply put, Joe Gomez is not for sale. Had this been two, or even one month ago, that might have been a different story.
But Liverpool are short at centre-back as it is. It would be a huge, huge mistake to sell any of their quartet of defenders in the next few days.
Besides, going off Gomez’s performance against Newcastle United on Sunday, the former Charlton Athletic man still has plenty to offer.
He’s come in for heavy criticism for his drop in form over the past couple of seasons. But showings like that make it easy to see why he was once labelled as potentially ‘elite.’
If – as fans hope they do – Liverpool have a new signing lined up, then perhaps they may consider a bid from West Ham. Fabrizio Romano has reported that Saudi side Al Ittihad also like Gomez. If either want to make an offer though, it would have to be a big one.
Even then, a move feels unlikely. Klopp has always been a big fan of Gomez and he’d also have to factor in that the England international is also his current senior back-up at right-back.
So, from our point of view, West Ham can discuss this all they like. Unless Liverpool have something unexpectedly big in the pipeline in terms of incoming, it’ll be a short conversation with the Reds.