Date: 29th June 2019 at 8:00am
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With Tottenham expected to part company with Fernando Llorente and Vincent Janssen this summer, a replacement striker is expected to be brought in. Spurs have been linked with a move for Maxi Gomez, but it’s hard to see a deal going through as he’d be a highly expensive backup to Harry Kane.

West Ham were making more progress in their attempt to sign Gomez, but El Desmarque say the Celta Vigo striker isn’t committing to the Hammers as he wants to join a side in the Champions League who will challenge for major honours. Valencia are also in the running for Gomez.

Tottenham wouldn’t consider paying £44m for a player to sit on the bench next season, so there appears to be little reason for them to bring in Gomez. That money could be better spent elsewhere – Tanguy Ndombele (Olympique Lyonnais), Giovani Lo Celso (Real Betis).

That’s not to say the Spanish centre-forward couldn’t be a good signing, however. Gomez contributed 18 goals in 35 Liga games last season, but he’s unlikely to be chosen ahead of Harry Kane in 2019/20 if Tottenham signed him.

Spurs don’t need to pay so much for a second-choice striker.

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