Spurs must not waste time amid claims of Maxi Gomez bid

Mauricio Pochettino, Spurs manager during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Huddersfield Town at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on April 13, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly pushing for Maxi Gomez.

Maximiliano 'Maxi' Gomez of Celta de Vigo looks on during the La Liga match between RC Celta de Vigo and Club Atletico de Madrid at Abanca Balaidos Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Vigo,...

After two successive transfer windows without a signing, Tottenham Hotspur must be active this summer – and a new striker may well be on Mauricio Pochettino's wish list.

Spurs have seen Harry Kane go down with another ankle injury, and with those become scarily more frequent, it may finally be time to invest in a proper backup for the England hitman.

With that in mind, Spurs have been heavily linked with Celta Vigo hitman Maxi Gomez, with Galicia Press reporting that Spurs have already made a bid of €29million (£25million).

 

Celta are allegedly not even considering selling for less than €35million (£30million) right now, but run the risk of his €50million release clause halving if they suffer relegation.

If true, Spurs are just £5million away from securing Gomez's signature, and having been guilty of dallying in the transfer market, it's time for Spurs to get serious and go back in with a bid for Gomez quickly.

The 22-year-old Uruguayan is big, burly and physical, meaning he's ideal off the bench but also as a foil for Kane, as Pochettino has occasionally deployed Kane as a 10 behind Llorente when pushing for a goal.

Maximiliano 'Maxi' Gomez of Celta de Vigo in action during the La Liga match between RC Celta de Vigo and Real Madrid CF at Abanca Balaidos Stadium on November 11, 2018 in Vigo, Spain

That would work perfectly, and his huge potential fits in well with Spurs. Yet add in that Barcelona are keen according to Marca, and the London Evening Standard report that West Ham are still hoping to sign him after shelving a January move, and the competition is fierce.

Spurs are allegedly close to securing a deal for Gomez, and whilst the transfer window isn't even open for a few weeks, going back to Celta and meeting their demands well in advance of the market opening would be a real signal of intent from Spurs – but if they waste time after their initial bid was snubbed, they may well miss out completely.

Mauricio Pochettino, Spurs manager during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Huddersfield Town at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on April 13, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

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