Tottenham Hotspur have entered the race to sign Maxi Gomez, according to reports over the weekend.
Mauricio Pochettino is ready to sign a new striker in the summer with Celta Vigo’s Gomez a target, according to the print edition of The Mirror via HITC Sport.
West Ham were strongly linked with the 22-year-old in January and considered triggering his £43.5m release clause, according to The Guardian.
The Hammers saw Gomez as a replacement for Marko Arnautovic – who looked set for a move to China – but could face a battle with London rivals Tottenham this summer.
And Spanish media outlet Mundo Deportivo reports that Barcelona are also interested in signing Gomez this summer.
The Uruguay international had netted nine times in 17 La Liga games when West Ham took an interest in him in mid-January.
But his form since the January transfer saga has been a major concern for relegation-threatened Celta Vigo and any potential suitors.
Gomez has failed to score in a month and a half with his last goal coming on the 11th January.
And in the five games he has played since mid-January, Gomez has lost three, drawn one and received a red card.
The young striker was dismissed 37 minutes into the clash with Getafe when Celta Vigo led 1-0; they went on to lose 3-1.
Gomez is still a good prospect but his current form will concern Spurs, West Ham and Barcelona, who need to be sure before launching £43.5m swoops.