Mario Gomez Linked with Tottenham Move

By Thomas O'Dell
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After falling out of favor at Bayern Munich last season, Mario Gomez has emerged as a shock target for Tottenham, according to reports.

Bayern’s preferred option is the more agile Mario Mandzukic, who has nailed his position in the first team. Gomez specializes in out-and-out goal scoring, a constant predator in and around the penalty area. Tottenham needed a striker last season to finish in the coveted top four, and many of their critics point out the fact they didn’t secure a front-man in the January transfer window, a move which would have boosted their attacking options.

Gomez fits in the bill when it comes to goal scoring. He has a clinical record throughout his career, and it would be a massive addition to Tottenham’s already talented side. It’s not just the finishes he stacks up — he’s a threat in the air, too, and would provide a real presence up front.

Where Gomez lacks, is in his general footballing ability. He’s not the type who’s going to silkily take a man on, or provide a blistering turn of pace — he gets goals. The question is would he be happy playing outside the Champions League? Well, Tottenham isn’t exactly a small club, but not the size of Bayern Munich.

But with new manager Pep Guardiola arriving, sure to splash out millions on refreshing his already successful squad, there’s going to be very little game time for Gomez. The move isn’t impossible. He would be able to rack up the goals at Tottenham, particularly with the speed and ability of his potential teammates.


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