Why Newcastle must beat Tottenham and Dortmund to sign Maxi Gomez
According to a report from Football Espana, Tottenham Hotspur and Borussia Dortmund are interested in Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez.
The 22-year-old Uruguayan arrived at Celta Vigo from Defensor Sporting in the summer of 2017, and the centre-forward has proved to be a fantastic addition. Maxi Gomez has managed 24 goals and 9 assists in 49 appearances for Celta, including six goals in 10 La Liga appearances this term.
The Uruguayan has formed one of the deadliest strike partnerships in the Spanish top-flight, playing alongside Iago Aspas. The duo has started this campaign in really good form, although Celta are struggling in the Spanish top flight this season and lie 14th on the table.
Newcastle United have shown signs of recovery following a dismal start to the new Premier League season.
The Magpies have registered back-to-back victories in the Premier League over Watford and Bournemouth respectively, but there is still a long way to go to avoid relegation this season.
After a tenth-place finish last term, Mike Ashley should have backed manager Rafael Benitez heavily in the transfer market. But that didn’t happen in the summer transfer window as Rafael Benitez had to feed on scraps and use the loan market shrewdly to add players to the squad.
But if Newcastle are to beat the drop, they need to spend heavily in the upcoming winter transfer window. One area Benitez must prioritise strengthening is the attack, which has struggled to score goals. The Magpies need a clinical goal-scorer and Maxi Gomez would fit the bill perfectly at St. James’ Park.
Gomez is a top striker with a well-rounded skillset. He is strong, powerful, aggressive and an excellent goalscorer. The 22-year-old is a clever player, can link up the play very well, create chances for his teammates and finish moves in a flash. The Uruguayan is not extremely fast but his power, physicality and old-school style make him a perfect fit for Benitez’s style of play.
The South American hit-man has a knack for finding space and takes up good positions in the final third which makes him a real handful to deal with for the opposition. A threat in the air, Gomez is also a real poacher in front of the goal.
Gomez would add a lot of qualities to Newcastle’s attacking ranks, while also bringing strong competition for the likes of Yoshinori Muto, Salomon Rondon and Joselu. Due to his solid frame and style of play, the Premier League would suit the Uruguayan perfectly.
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Newcastle owner Mike Ashley would have to loosen his purse strings considering Gomez’s form since arriving at Celta, and the Uruguay international could turn out to be an excellent piece of business for the Tyneside outfit.