Celta confident on Maxi Gomez stay

Celta Vigo are confident of retaining striker Maxi Gomez this summer despite interest from Sevilla, say reports in the Spanish press.

The Uruguayan striker enjoyed a productive first season at the Galician side, hitting 17 La Liga goals in 35 starts having signed from Defensor Sporting last summer.

The 21-year-old has a €50m release clause in his contract and the club are not willing to lower this, due to the expected €40m departure of in-demand midfielder Stanislav Lobotka.

Sevilla are in the market for a new ‘number 9’ with new Coach Pablo Machin and Director of Football Joaquin Caparros keen to bring in a prolific target-man.

Estadio Deportivo say Gomez was top of the wishlist for Los Rojiblancos but may now switch their attention to other targets.

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