Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly the latest club to have joined the race for the Celta Vigo striker Maximiliano Gomez.
As reported by Galicia Press today, Spurs are now added to a list of pretenders which already includes the likes of West Ham, Barcelona and Chinese sides.
Tottenham would be looking for a striker to ‘compete’, or who is ‘compatible’, with Harry Kane. It’s claimed that Fernando Llorente and Vincent Janssen haven’t been able to do that job.
To pay less than Gomez’s €50m release clause, the Tottenham’s first bid would be €29m. But that won’t be enough to convince Celta Vigo, who believe the player is worth at least €35m and won’t accept less than that.
Maxi Gomez has 11 goals and five assists in 30 appearances for Celta this season. Galicia Press is pretty sure that the player is leaving in the summer, as the Spanish side can’t resist to the offers that should come.
These latest claims started last week in Spain, and it’s probably all got a little carried away from there.
Gomez was actually first linked with Tottenham over a year ago, and was later quizzed on the prospect: “I try to watch a lot of football and learn from the big,” Lopez told AS. “We are here for that. The truth is that the English league is very nice. It is stronger, more powerful. It’d be good to go there.”