Against Tottenham Hotspur last time out at the King Power Stadium, Leicester looked fairly toothless in attack without Jamie Vardy. With their other forwards misfiring when called upon, Claude Puel must look for a fresh face in the striking department.
Well, Kelechi Iheanacho has just one Premier League goal to his name this season, and has never truly convinced since arriving from Manchester City for £25m. Elsewhere, Shinji Okazaki hasn’t found the back of the net in his last 30 games, and at 32 years of age looks to have gone past his expiry date with the Foxes.
Furthermore, 23-year-old Fousseni Diabate is almost nowhere to be seen, and has made just one Premier League appearance this season. Vardy is almost always fit, and is so consistent that the centre-forward position has never really been mentioned as a problematic area for Leicester, but it must be addressed soon.
The Foxes’ coffers must be well stocked following the £60m sale of Riyad Mahrez to Manchester City, so it would be good to see the club sort out their issues accordingly.
In terms of current ability as well as having a huge potential, Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez would appear to be a shrewd investment for the 2016 Premier League champions.
The Uruguayan is just 22-years-old, but is already proving himself to be an outstanding goalscorer in one of Europe’s biggest leagues.
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Gomez has eight goals and four assists in just 11 La Liga starts so far this season, where his ability in the air has been a key feature of his goalscoring prowess. At 6′ 1″, Gomez dominates his opponents, whether he is winning flick ons for his teammates or thumping home goal-bound headers.
Additionally, even if he were to play up top alongside Vardy, the Uruguayan’s ability to flick the ball on and hold it up, coupled with the Foxes’ number 9’s hunger in running the channels and chasing loose balls could become a masterful strike partnership.
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