Everton must swoop for Maxi Gomez this summer

Everton desperately need to bringing a new centre-forward to the club at the end of the season and the Toffees should target a move for Celta Vigo’s Maxi Gomez.

What’s the word, then?

Cenk Tosun actually performed quite well in the second half of last season following his arrival at Goodison Park, but there is no question that the Turkey international has failed to impress during the 2018-19 campaign.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin has shown bits and pieces, but there remains uncertainty surrounding the 21-year-old.

Calvert-Lewin started through the middle against Lincoln City in the FA Cup on Saturday afternoon, but was replaced by Tosun at the break.

Ademola Lookman and Bernard scored the goals against Lincoln, but there is an incredible onus on Richarlison to find the back of the net for the Toffees.

It is absolutely vital that Everton boss Marco Silva brings a new striker to Merseyside in this summer’s transfer window.

And the Toffees should target a move for Celta’s Gomez, who has the potential to become one of the best centre-forwards in European football.

What would Gomez bring to Everton?

Gomez arrived at Celta from Uruguayan outfit Defensor Sporting in the summer of 2017 and has proved to be a fine addition for the La Liga club.

Indeed, Gomez has managed 26 goals and nine assists in 55 appearances for Celta, including eight goals in 15 La Liga appearances this term.

Celta are believed to have paid just £3.5m for Gomez in May 2017, but Transfermarkt have placed a value of £31.5m on the striker, which seems fair.

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Standing at 6ft 1in, Gomez is a danger in the penalty box, while he would also bring international experience to the Toffees having appeared on nine occasions for the Uruguay national team.

Earlier this season, it was reported that Tottenham Hotspur were interested in signing Gomez in this summer’s transfer window.

There will certainly not be a shortage of interest in the forward, but Everton – currently 11th in the Premier League table – must do all they can to bring the South American to Goodison Park for the 2019-2020 campaign.