Newcastle United ‘consider’ £10m move for La Liga striker amid £2.1m-a-year ‘agreement’

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Newcastle United are said to be keen on bringing in a new centre forward this summer, with Callum Wilson’s injury record an issue in recent seasons.

The Magpies will no doubt have a number of attacking targets to consider before next month’s deadline, however reports in Turkey have claimed one striker they are after is Valencia’s Maxi Gomez.

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The 25-year-old joined Los che from Celta Vigo in a deal that saw them pay €14.5 million, while Santi Mina and Jorge Saenz went the other way.

Gomez has impressed since moving to Valencia - scoring 22 goals and providing 12 assists in 102 matches - and has also netted four times in 27 caps for Uruguay.

The forward’s contract doesn’t expire until 2024 but reports claim he could be available for as little as £10m this summer - significantly less than his £140m release clause.

While Gomez’s form and price tag will be of great interest to Newcastle, it has also caught the attention of Fenerbahce.

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According to journalist Nicolo Schira, the Turkish club are favourites to sign the forward and have already reached an agreement to pay Gomez €2.5m a year if he was to join them.

With a fee for the player yet agreed, Eddie Howe’s side will have to act fast if they are to lure him to the Premier League instead of Turkey.

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