Liverpool could trigger Maxi Gomez’s £22million relegation release clause in the summer if Celta Vigo are relegated from La Liga.
Jurgen Klopp is on the lookout for a new striker in the summer transfer window and could turn to Maxi Gomez. The 22-year-old has scored nine goals and laid on five assists for teammates this season.
Daniel Sturridge is set to leave on a free transfer at the end of the season while Divock Origi is also likely to depart. Liverpool will be shortchanged up top next season unless Michael Edwards and co. sign reinforcements.
The Mirror reports that if Celta Vigo – who are 18th in La Liga – are relegated, the asking price for Maxi Gomez will drop accordingly.
Liverpool and West Ham are both reportedly interested in signing Gomez. The Hammers actually had an offer rejected in the winter transfer window as the refused to agree to the £42million release clause in Gomez’s contract.
Now, however, with Celta Vigo facing relegation as they dropped to 18th, interested clubs would only need to pay £22m to sign the forward. With the Celestes not having won a game since February, relegation is a distinct possibility even though they are only one point from safety.
Gomez has been attracting attention from bigger clubs for a while now. He scored 18 goals in La Liga last season and is set to get into double digits again despite his side’s struggles.