Chinese Super League

Beijing Guoan offer €20m to lure highly rated Uruguay international Maxi Gomez to Chinese Super League

The striker moved to Spain six months ago for a fee of 4 million

PUBLISHED : Friday, 17 November, 2017, 2:46pm
UPDATED : Friday, 17 November, 2017, 2:46pm

Chinese Super League side Beijing Guoan have tabled a 20 million deal to lure talented young striker Maxi Gomez from La Liga side Celta Vigo, mainland reports said.

The Uruguay international only left his Uruguayan club Defensor Sporting for Spain six months ago for a fee of 4 million on a five-year contract and if the deal goes through, Celta would turn a massive profit on their outlay.

Gomez has scored five goals already in his 10 appearances with Celta this season and the 21-year-old has been hailed one of the promising strikers in La Liga.

Guoan are reported to have approached Gomez with a lucrative personal offer, said to include an annual salary of some 4 million over five years.

As a current international, Gomez is likely star for his country at the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia but his move to China may affect his selection chances, and that could be a major factor in his decision to move to the Super League, the report said.

The capital club has struggled to regain their reputation as one of the traditional forces in Chinese soccer, especially with the rise of new powers such as Guangzhou Evergrande, Shanghai SIPG and Tianjin Quanjian. They last won the championship in 2009 and finished runners-up in both 2011 and 2014.

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The club also boasts another Spanish striker in their line up, 32-year-old Jonathan Soriano who scored 16 goals this season for Guoan.