Maxi Gomez

Maxi Gomez
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Maximiliano Gomez Gonzalez

Current Club: Celta de Vigo.

Previous Clubs: Defensor.

Loan Clubs: N/A.

International: Uruguay 9 caps.

Trophies Won: N/A.

Maxi Gomez, known as 'El Tanque' is a big, bruising centre forward with an excellent goal scoring record for his club, relieving the pressure on Iago Aspas. At just 22 years old, he has a lot of potential for improvement in the future, which augurs well for Celta, who paid less than £4m for the Uruguayan, so are almost guaranteed a huge profit when they, inevitably, sell him.

Gomez's strength is in the air, where he excels, both in getting a head on the ball and in accuracy. He thrives on getting onto crosses played in, very much like an old-fashioned target man in that respect, though his hold up play is not good enough to be used as a target for long balls from the back.

His touch is excellent and he does tend to be calm on the ball, which has helped his goal tally as he looks to pass the ball into the corner, rather than just smash it down the middle and hope. Gomez is not going to twist and turn and shimmy his way through defences, but he is capable of taking the ball in to him and swivel and shoot. In fact it is probably one of his key attributes.

Gomez could do with improving on his link up play, which is lacking, he is not someone who can receive a ball, drop off and pick a pass. His game is based around predatory play inside the box, where he uses his physique to hold off challenges and give himself time to shoot.

In Spanish football he is afforded time and space to control and shoot, he might struggle in a more physical, faster paced league, where his strengths are less outstanding. However for me I believe he is a player he would thrive in the Premier League, like a younger, more mobile Glenn Murray.

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Written by Ed001 January 10 2019 18:53:23