Report: Spurs could replace Fernando Llorente with Maxi Gomez

Mauricio Pochettino manager

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly preparing to replace one first-team ace this summer.

Fernando Llorente of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and Borussia...

Tottenham want to sign Maxi Gomez in the summer with Mauricio Pochettino ready to let Fernando Llorente leave Spurs when his contract expires, according to a report from the Sunday Mirror (24/2; page 61).

Llorente has enjoyed a good run of form since the turn of the year. He has scored six goals in 2019, and provided three assists in his last four Premier League appearances.

 

His form has helped the Spaniard - who earns £100,000-a-week, according to the London Evening Standard - win a lot more fans amongst the Tottenham supporters. But it appears that that has not changed anything in regards to his future - with his potential replacement already lined up.

The Sunday Mirror (24/2; page 61) reports that Llorente is expected to leave the club at the end of the campaign, and Pochettino wants to bring Gomez in from Celta Vigo to provide competition for Harry Kane.

Tottenham manager \ head coach Mauricio Pochettino during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium on...

The 22-year-old has been one of the few shining lights in a tough season for the La Liga side, who are in danger of being relegated out of the top flight. He has scored nine goals in 22 games, while he has also provided five assists in the top flight.

Gomez clearly has a lot of potential. So he will not come cheap, even if Celta are relegated from La Liga this season. But after a couple of very quiet transfer windows, Pochettino will surely be looking for the board to provide some significant backing in the market.

Maxi Gomez of Celta de Vigo in action during the La Liga match between RC Celta de Vigo and Athletic Club at Abanca Balaídos Stadium on January 07, 2019 in Vigo, Spain.

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