The young striker has a clause in his contract which would drop his market value if his team gets relegated.
Liverpool confirmed there will be four English clubs in the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time since 2009 with a comfortable and clinical defeat of the German champions and Bundesliga leaders. Sadio Mané scored twice in a superb individual display while the equally impressive Virgil van Dijk also scored in Liverpool’s first European away win of the season, and arguably their finest under Klopp.
It was a night when Liverpool reminded themselves why a banner can be seen at their games to proclaim “European football royalty. However, as they grow into a dominant force they will be looking to add more strength to their squad. It seems this Liverpool target could be available for
£22 million instead of £42 million if his team is relegated.
Maxi Gomez will be available for just £22million in the summer if Celta Vigo
Manuel Pellegrini is keen to work with the 22-year-old Uruguayan, seen as a long-term replacement for Andy Carroll. But the Hammers had an approach for Gomez rejected in January because Celta did not want to sell with the club in relegation trouble.
At the time the Spanish club insisted his £42 million release clause would have to be triggered for him to be allowed to leave. Celta Vigo’s spiral towards relegation is good news for Gomez’s suitors as the centre-forward’s price tag will drop if his side goes down. Celta Vigo are a point from safety in 18th position and have not won in the league since February. Gomez, who has played nine times for Uruguay, began attracting attention from rival clubs last season when he scored 18 goals up front in La Liga.
With nine goals and five assists in 24 league appearances this campaign, West Ham want to swoop for Gomez in the summer. But the Hammers may face serious competition from the likes of Liverpool, who are planning to take Suarez up on his recommendation.
Liverpool are tipped to sign a new centre-forward this summer as Daniel Sturridge seems set for an exit. Sturridge’s contract expires at the end of the season and Liverpool are in need of a competitive back-up for Roberto Firmino.