Mauricio Pochettino eyes January move for La Liga goal machine

TOTTENHAM boss Mauricio Pochettino is considering bringing in a prolific striker from La Liga to help support Harry Kane.


Posted Tuesday, November 13, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk

Pochettino is reportedly keeping close tabs on Celta Vigo forward Maxi Gomez.

The 22-year-old has been in great form this season, having scored six goals in 10 La Liga games for Celta.

However, talented players seldom have few admirers and West Ham have already tried to tempt Gomez away from Spain in the summer, but failed with a a bid of £26.75m.

So far this season Pochettino has relied heavily on Kane, who has yet to miss a Premier League game.

Spurs' back-ups Vincent Janssen and Fernando Llorente have failed to convince Pochettino their ability warrants a starting place in his side.

According to El Pais, Maxi Gomez is on Pochettino's radar after his performances for Celta this season.

Reportedly Celta are looking for a transfer fee closer to £44.5m, which is the striker's release clause.

The fee was too much for West Ham during the summer, who had already spent over £100m from their transfer war chest, bringing in the likes of Felipe Anderson, Issa Diop and Andriy Yarmolenko.

Mauricio Pochettino eyes January move for La Liga goal machine
Tottenham news: Mauricio Pochettino is considering bringing in Celta Vigo forward Maxi Gomez

Mauricio Pochettino eyes January move for La Liga goal machine
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Mauricio Pochettino eyes January move for La Liga goal machine
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Gomez has been described as a powerful, old school centre-forward who excels in the penalty area and as such would appear to be an like-for-like replacement for Kane.

This is the second campaign the young forward has spent in La Liga following his move away from his native Uruguay

Last season Gomez scored 17 goals in 35 league appearances.

Pochettino has not hidden his disappointment regarding Tottenham's inability to bring in any singings during the summer transfer window.

And with the club's new stadium still yet to be finished, it's unclear whether Spurs chairman Daniel Levy will be loosening the purse strings to strengthen the squad in January.

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