Liverpool and Tottenham are both preparing to meet the €50million release clause of striker Maxi Gomez this summer.
According to El Gol Digital, both the Champions League finalists want to sign the 22-year-old Celta Vigo forward who has hit 13 LaLiga goals this season and five assists.
Uruguayan Gomez is under contract until 2022, but has a release clause of £43million, although it’s understood he would have been available for £22million had Celta Vigo been relegated from LaLiga.
Vigo though finished 14th and now the English giants must stump up the money in order to discuss terms with the former Defensor man, who earlier this week claimed he was “very comfortable” and in no rush to leave Spain.
Tottenham are looking for a striker to share the burden with Harry Kane and Gomez is able to play as a sole striker, in a two or in a three-man forward line.
Liverpool on the other hand are, per the report, looking for a player to compete with Roberto Firmino next season.
Daniel Sturridge is set to leave Anfield, although Rhian Brewster is expected to step into his shoes, but Klopp is thought to prefer another striker option as well.
Gomez was close to signing for West Ham in January, although he would not play for the club until the start of next season.
Sky Sports reported that Celta Vigo wanted the player’s release clause to be paid if West Ham wanted him in January, but they were hoping to reach a compromise in the fee to take him in the summer.