Tottenham are in the driving seat to land Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez, according to a report by the Daily Star.
They report that London rivals West Ham and fellow Champions League finalists Liverpool have been sniffing around Gomez but they have both cooled their interest of late.
That reportedly has left Spurs perfectly placed to sign the striker – who has a £43m release clause – as a backup to Harry Kane with Fernando Llorente looking set to leave the club at the end of the season.
The report also states that Celta believe that this summer’s Copa America – where Gomez will represent Uruguay – could boost interest in his services.
And that’s why Tottenham need to act quickly – especially with the release clause being fixed, so there is no extra value to be gained from waiting.
Otherwise, a good tournament could create a queue for Gomez’s services, so Tottenham should be on red alert to get the deal snapped up and sealed before that happens.
Also, Tottenham need to alter their transfer approach anyway – becoming more proactive, going and getting top targets at a slightly higher price – rather than waiting for bargains to become available, thus giving Mauricio Pochettino less time to integrate them into the squad.