One in, one out as Tottenham target La Liga striker

Tottenham are chasing Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez as Fernando Llorente prepares to leave the club.

According to the Daily Star (opens in new tab), Spurs have identified the 22-year-old as the ideal back-up to Harry Kane next season.

That is a role Llorente has fulfilled this term, but the Spaniard is set to depart after the north Londoners opted against triggering an extension clause in his contract.

Llorente is attracting interest from across Europe, with the Daily Mirror (opens in new tab) reporting that Valencia, Roma, Milan and Marseille are all keen.

Tottenham will now turn their attention to Gomez, who has a £43m release clause in his contract.

The Uruguayan frontman has scored 13 goals in 35 La Liga appearances this term.


Why I hate… football fans who cry about players leaving their club (opens in new tab)

How UEFA used the Champions League final to reveal their plan to revolutionise women’s football (opens in new tab)

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1