Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez will not be leaving the club in January after Chinese club Beijing Guoan pulled out of the move.
Having arrived from Uruguayan club Defensor Sporting during the summer, Gomez has proved a valuable asset for Celta.
He started life in La Liga with two goals on his debut and has been decent for the Galician’s since, scoring a hat full of goals.
Despite Celta’ resolve and Gomez’ desire to stay in Spain; it was understood that the deal from Guoan had been too attractive to turn down for both the club and the player himself and that a deal was set to be completed in the coming days.
The Uruguayan was set to multiply his wages by ten, according to Faro de Vigo, whilst Spanish daily Marca reported that the deal which was €16m upfront with a further payment of €4m in variables was all-but signed and sealed.
However, a report in La Voz De Galicia on Tuesday claim that Guoan asked for a price reduction at the last minute and that the Galician club have now pulled the plug.
Celta had remained three games unbeaten heading into the weekend fixture with Valencia at the Mestalla on Saturday but a goal from Iago Aspas was cancelled out by goals from Simone Zaza and Dani Parejo.