Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United both reportedly wanted to sign La Liga striker Antonio Sanabria in 2018.
Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United appear to be going head-to-head to sign one of La Liga’s most promising goalscorers this summer – and not for the first time.
According to the Mail, the London neighbours are both fighting it out for Celta Vigo’s Maxi Gomez, an old-school Uruguayan centre-forward who has scored 11 goals for a struggling side this season.
And there are certainly similarities between this ongoing saga and the speculation surrounding Antonio Sanabria almost 12 months ago. The Independent claimed last summer that Spurs had renewed their interest in the Paraguayan while Marca stated that West Ham were planning a £20 million move.
But unlike Gomez, this young South American centre-forward has endured a season to forget. Sanabria scored just twice in 15 La Liga games for Real Betis and the former Roma forward has hardly found goals easier to come by since he returned to Italy with Genoa in January.
A tally of three strikes in 10 Serie A matches is hardly outstanding, taking his tally to five in 25 league games. This is a record more reminiscent of Vincent Janssen or Moussa Marega than Harry Kane or Javier Hernandez.
Here’s hoping Gomez doesn’t follow in Sanabria’s footsteps.
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