Tottenham Hotspur hold a financial advantage in their bid to sign Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez this summer, per AS.
The forward, who was linked with West Ham United in January, is also reported to be attracting interest from Valencia.
However, the aforementioned report claims that Spurs have an advantage in their pursuit, given the obvious riches afforded by the Premier League.
Gomez is said to have been identified by the club as the ideal replacement to veteran forward Fernando Llorente.
The Spanish World Cup winner is poised to depart north London once his contract expires, despite playing a key role in the club’s run to the Champions League final.
Gomez scored 13 goals for Celta in La Liga this season, while laying on five assists. He has won 11 caps for Uruguay.
Despite their self-imposed transfer ban – they haven’t signed a player since January 2018, when Lucas Moura arrived from PSG – Spurs have the ability to blow most European clubs out of the water when it comes to transfer fees.
They could potentially secure Gomez’s signature should they so wish, leaving West Ham and Valencia with no hope of competing in a bidding war.
Per a separate Marca report, he has a €50m (£44.3m) release clause but, at the end of the day, how often is he going to play?
Harry Kane is indisputably Spurs’ best striker, with Llorente included in the starting XI in the Premier League just six times in 2018-19. He started in the Champions League just once.
Paying over £40m for a player who is mostly going to sit on the bench simply doesn’t make sense and is out of whack with the club’s transfer strategy, where they pride resale value and opportunity for growth.
Spurs, then, would be better off bowing out and allowing Valencia the chance to land their man.