Report: Tottenham to steal West Ham’s target as cover for Harry Kane

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Dom Le Roy

According to reports from the Mail Online, Tottenham are monitoring West Ham target and Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez.

Gomez is said to be seen as ideal cover for Harry Kane and Fernando Llorente, with the Dutch striker Vincent Janssen expected to leave in the summer.

Spurs might be in need of a cover for the England captain with his recent ankle injury highlighting the north-Londoners lack of attacking options.

Gomez sparked further speculation last week when he refused to rule out a summer transfer.

The player’s release clause has been set at £43.5 million by Vigo, however the striker could go for less if the right offer comes in.

West Ham United are keen to sign the 22-year old, but the Uruguayan wants to play for a club in European competition and West Ham cannot provide that.

However, despite the possibility of playing European football at Spurs, it is unclear whether the footballer would be happy with being a second-choice striker behind Kane.

The Hammers will be desperate this summer as they expect to lose Javier Hernandez, Marko Arnautovic, Lucas Perez and Andy Carroll.

Vigo’s striker joined the Spanish club in 2017 and has featured in 63 games since then, scoring 28 goals.

This season alone, Gomez has notched 11 goals and five assists from 29 appearances.

He has also played 11 games for his national football team and scored once.

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  1. Well, you have got one part right! Spurs desperately need to see a replacement for “Captain England” International Football has taken a massive toll on many major loeague teams and players – None moreso than Tottenham – Spurs have had a lot of players injured or rendered unfit or go off form as a result of International play – none moreso than Harry Kane. (It took him fully 3 months to get back to full fitness following World Cup). As a Tottenham fan, I object to hacks referring to Kane as “England’s captain” as if it was a badge of honour or pride. Whenever I hear that one of our players has been named to to play for some international team; I become concerned about their fitness and well being. International football may pay big wages and bonuses to the football hierarchy but it is detrimental to young players and the teams that pay their salaries and development. Making these International fund- raising ventures for players over 30 would still get a great fan draw but would reduce the detrimental impact on young players and the teams they play for.


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