Mario Gomez has been added to Atletico Madrid’s list of strikers to replace Radamel Falcao, reveals Kicker.
The Colombian’s departure for Monaco has left Los Rojiblancos’ boss Diego Simeone the task of bringing in a guaranteed goalscorer, and Bayern Munich’s Gomez has joined Alvaro Negredo and Roberto Soldado on his radar.
It is understood that Gomez, whose father is Spanish and comes from Granada, is not part of new boss Pep Guardiola’s plans at the Allianz Arena for next season and is now willing to leave for one of Europe’s top clubs.
Despite Simeone believed to have Soldado down as his first choice but it could prove difficult to prise the Spanish international away from Valencia, while Sevilla’s asking price for Negredo could provide a major stumbling block.
Hence, the Argentine will sound out the possibility of bringing Gomez to the Vicente Calderon, although Bayern’s demands may be a problem as the Bavarians will not want to lose too much money on the 27-year-old after paying Stuttgart €30m for his services in May 2009.