Arsenal on alert as top striker made available for fraction of huge exit fee

Date published: Wednesday 9th December 2020 9:13 - Jonny Whitfield

Maxi Gomez

Arsenal and Wolves are two of several clubs keeping tabs on Valencia striker Maxi Gomez ahead of a possible January swoop, according to a report.

The Daily Mail reports that Valencia are battling to keep the club afloat. The LaLiga side have suffered enormously as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and are ready to sell more top talent.

Indeed, they made a significant amount of money after selling Rodrigo Moreno and Ferran Torres recently. The pair joined Leeds and Manchester City, respectively.

However, the report claims that Valencia will make Gomez their latest sale – either in January or next summer – in a bid to raise more funds.

What’s more, the Spanish club will make him available for a fraction of his £125million release clause. The newspaper does not state his new valuation but says that Valencia will accept ‘considerably less’.

Arsenal are targeting a striker amid their current struggles to score goals. Last season’s top scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has dropped off, while summer signing Willian has failed to add a telling threat.

Wolves, meanwhile, are looking for cover following the head injury to Raul Jimenez. The Mexican fractured his skull against the Gunners and while he has left hospital, he is facing a long-term recovery.

Gomez, who received interest from West Ham in the summer of 2019, opted instead to move to Valencia from Celta Vigo.



The 24-year-old was a key player for the club last season, scoring 10 goals in 43 appearances. This season, meanwhile, he has played the majority of Valencia’s LaLiga outings.

But while the likes of Arsenal and Wolves are keen, the report adds that ‘some suitors’ have concerns about his work rate off the ball.

Carragher in trouble over Arsenal claims

Meanwhile, super-agent Kia Joorabchian has slammed Jamie Carragher for his comments on Arsenal’s recent transfers.

Pundit Carragher labelled their recent business as a “joke” and speculated whether Joorabchian had a part to play.

The agent, though, has set the record straight.

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