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Report: Tottenham front of the queue for Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez

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Report: Tottenham front of the queue for Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez

Tottenham are reportedly leading the pursuit to sign attacker Maxi Gomez from Spanish club Celta Vigo.

According to the Daily Star, Spurs are keen on adding the 22-year-old to their squad over the summer and recently held discussions in London with one of the player’s representatives.

It is understood that the centre-forward has a £43million release clause with Celta Vigo.

The report details that West Ham have admitted defeat in their chase to sign him, while Liverpool have also cooled interest in the striker after previously showing an interest.

But Borussia Dortmund could still emerge as potential suitors to rival Spurs for the South American.

Gomez is a young exciting talent that could provide competition for Harry Kane in attack if he did end up at Spurs next season.

 

The Uruguay international has netted 31 La Liga goals during the last two league seasons in the Spanish top flight and is an exciting prospect tipped for stardom.

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TBR’s View:

Spurs need to find a long-term solution at striker to compete with their talisman Kane and targeting a younger player could be the right approach.

Gomez has made a name for himself in La Liga in recent years as a decent goalscorer and he’s especially a serious threat in the air.

He appears to have all the physical attributes to succeed in the Premier League and would be a marquee addition for Mauricio Pochettino’s side over the summer if they land him.

The only issue may be his £43million release clause, which would be a sizeable fee to fork out and there would be some risk behind it.

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