La Liga giants FC Barcelona have received a major boost in their alleged pursuit of Celta Vigo forward Maxi Gomez, with his departure clause reportedly set to be reduced by 50% should his team be relegated.
As per the latest story from Spanish Publication Sport, the Blaugrana’s attempt to sign Celta Vigo forward Maxi Gomez in the coming summer window has been handed a major boost, as the striker’s release clause would be cut to half should his team go down from the Spanish top tier league at the end of the campaign.
The Catalan club are in the market for another centre-forward as they begin preparation for the forth coming 2019-20 campaign, with the lack of a good backup for current number 9 Luis Suarez being a major reason for worry for the Catalan side.
The reigning La Liga champions did brought in Kevin-Prince Boateng temporarily from Italian Serie A side Sassuolo in the winter transfer window and could activate the option of landing him out rightly.
However, the African star hasn’t made much impact since joining the Catalonia, casting serious doubts on whether Barcelona would desire to activate the buy option.
Even if the La Liga giants did permanent Kevin-Prince’s transfer, the midfielder is 32 already and will not represent a solution on the long-term.
As a result, Barcelona are in the window for a new number 9 later in the summer window, with Celta’s Maxi a more viable option for them.
According to the report from Sport, Maxi Gomez has a €50 million release clause in his existing deal with Celta Vigo, that would be reduced to €25million, should the Vigo-based club end up going down from Spain’s top tier.
Only time will tell if Barcelona will complete a move for the Celta Vigo striker in the summer.