PSG now set sights on Gómez
Not content with having their move for José Gayà rejected, French giants PSG have once again reached out to Spanish club Valencia, this time with the in-form striker Maxi Gómez firmly in their sights. The French champions had bid around £42 million earlier in the summer for Spanish full-back Gayà, making a take it or leave it deal which the club opted to ignore. The same tactic has once again been employed as they look to add the 24 year old striker to their ranks, in an attacking line up that already boasts the likes of Mauro Icardi, Moise Kean, and global superstars Neymar Jr and Kylian Mbappé.
Uruguayan striker Gómez was in fantastic form for Valencia as they narrowly missed out on the La Liga title last season, ending the season with 20 goals in the league and another 5 as Los Che lifted the Copa del Rey. He proved pivotal, especially when strike partner Kevin Gameiro was out injured, in keeping the side at the top of the table for a large stretch of the season. The take it or leave it bid, of just under £50 million plus add-ons, although a welcome cash boost to the cash strapped club, would nowhere near allow the club to replace him, leaving them extremely threadbare up front, and with Gameiro now 34 his playing time this coming season is also likely to be more restricted.
Former Celta Vigo striker Gómez, himself, is thought to be unhappy that the club look set to reject the offer, although talks between himself, his representatives and the club have tried to underline what would be considered a reasonable fee to allow the Uruguayan international to leave La Mestalla and head to the French capital, where he would be under the stewardship of German coach Thomas Tuchel. Whether PSG will come back with an improved bid, or indeed other clubs may take it as a sign that the club may be open to Gómez leaving remains to be seen, but one thing for sure is that Barlow, who is already struggling to boost the squad for the coming season, would find it impossible to replace him with such limited funds, largely to the detriment of the potential on field success for the club, who also have European football to look forward to once again the coming season.Share this: