Tottenham eye swoop for in-form Maxi Gomez

According to El Pais, Tottenham Hotspur are considering a move for Celta Vigo forward Maxi Gomez, who has impressed in the early stages of this season.

What’s the story?

It is no secret that Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino wants a new centre-forward, with Harry Kane’s back-up, Fernando Llorente, expected to leave on a free transfer at the end of the season.

Spurs are desperately short of options when it comes to the central striker role, and according to El Pais, Gomez has been identified as a potential arrival.

Gomez arrived at Celta from Uruguayan outfit Defensor Sporting in the summer of 2017, and the centre-forward has proved to be a fine addition.

Indeed, the South American has managed 24 goals and nine assists in 49 appearances for Celta, including six goals in 10 La Liga appearances this term.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy would have to put his hand in his pocket considering Gomez’s form since arriving at Celta, but the Uruguay international could turn out to be an excellent signing for the Premier League club.

Should Tottenham make a move?

Well, much will depend on the finances. Celta are believed to have paid just £3.5m for Gomez in May 2017, but it would be fair to say that his value has increased.

A 6ft 1in centre-forward with a serious eye for goal, there is no question that Gomez would ease the pressure on Kane, and Premier League defences would not relish coming up against the powerful striker.

Gomez has already been involved in 10 goals for Celta in La Liga this season, and there is every reason to believe that he will continue to improve.

It is not a surprise that Tottenham are having a look at the South American, and he could turn out to be a super signing for Spurs if the finances make sense.