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One in one out: Benitez should sell Mitrovic and sign £22.5m-rated Uruguayan hotshot

Listen up Newcastle United fans, we’ve got some more news for you in the Transfer Tavern. 

Newcastle need a top quality striker. Although the Magpies managed to finish tenth, up front they struggled. A striker is at the top of Benitez’s transfer list and one that would do the job is Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez.

It looks as though Aleksandar Mitrovic is on his way to Fulham in a reported £20 million move. The Serbian striker had a successful loan season with Fulham which resulted in the club returning to the Premier League. In his absence, the likes of Dwight Gayle and Ayoze Perez struggled to pick up the slack.

In truth, Newcastle have failed to replace Papiss Cisse. The Senegalese striker was a sensation for the Toon and the club could do with someone to finally step in and fire them higher up the table and Maxi Gomez could do just that.

The Uruguayan striker only joined Celta Vigo last summer but was an instant success in La Liga, finishing the season with 19 goals in 36 games.

Adept at making runs in behind but also being a penalty box striker, Gomez has a very well-rounded game. As with most South American strikers, he’s strong on the ball and is very good at bringing others into play – as seen with his lethal partnership with Iago Aspas.

Valued at £22.5 million by Transfermarkt, Gomez would be a great addition to Benitez’s squad. Surrounded with some attacking talent, Gomez could easily be a 20-goal scorer in the Premier League.

While he may command a fee close to £30 million, that large amount may be too much for Celta Vigo to turn down.

What do you think Geordie fans? 

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