West Ham have reportedly made a bid for Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez as the Hammers look to bolster their forward line ahead of the upcoming Premier League season.

Manuel Pellegrini has apparently made an offer of €30m for the striker according to reports in Spain, with the 21-year-old said to have a €40m release clause in his contract.

The young-striker impressed during his first season with the La Liga club last campaign after arriving from Defensor Sporting, scoring 17 times in 39 appearances in all competitions.

That form came as no surprise to viewers in Gomez’s native Uruguay, after the striker finished as the Uruguayan domestic league’s top scorer the previous campaign.

Having displayed his goal-scoring prowess in La Liga, Gomez was handed his first Uruguay cap late last year and he was included in the South American country’s squad for the World Cup earlier this summer, where he made two appearances, both as a substitute.

But Gomez’s yearlong stay in La Liga could be about to end, with West Ham interested in bringing the striker to England.

Hammers boss Pellegrini is thought to be keen to bolster the club’s forward line this summer to alleviate some of the pressure from top scorer Marko Arnautovic, who won the club’s Player-of-the-Season after notching 11 times in the Premier League.