According to the latest reports, Chelsea are looking to sign Celta Vigo forward, Maxi Gomez in the near future.
The Blues are still unsure about the future of Gonzalo Higuain who has turned out to be an important figure on the attacking front. The Argentine’s presence has opened up new avenues for Maurizio Sarri to exploit the opposition defences, something he could not do with Alvaro Morata.
However, Higuain’s loan deal is set to last till the end of this season only. Chelsea do have an option to keep him for the 2019/20 campaign by paying Juventus a hefty loan fee but it is uncertain at this point if they will exercise those rights.
Gomez is a highly rated striker in the La Liga with 9 goals and 5 assists to his name this season. He racked up 18 goals last term and is being sought out by rival outfit, Liverpool as well.
It is being said that Luis Suarez has told his former club to chase after his compatriot. Gomez might not be at the same level as Higuain but he is still only 22 years old.
He is physically strong and is capable of holding up the ball like traditional number nines. He is also very clever with his positioning inside the opposition box.
Valued at £35m in the present market, Chelsea should definitely consider making an offer ahead of the summer transfer window.