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‘New Luis Suarez’ Responds To Claims Of Liverpool And Barcelona Interest

Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez says he is happy to stay at his current club despite recent reports linking him with Liverpool and Barcelona.

Dubbed as the “new Luis Suarez” by some sections of the press, the Uruguayan international has said he is not fretting over his future:

“There are many comments through social networks, what if I sign for Barcelona, if I go to Liverpool… I am very calm and in Vigo, I feel very comfortable.”

Gomez has scored 13 goals in 33 La Liga appearances for a Celta team that has been struggling in the league this season.

The Spanish club are currently 14th but are only three points above the relegation zone with two games remaining.

Gomez reportedly has a €50m (£42.7m) release clause which will drop to just €25m (£21.3m) if his side gets relegated this campaign.

Liverpool will be on the lookout for a new striker with Daniel Sturridge’s contract expiring in June, but they would face competition if they wanted to secure the Uruguayan’s services.

Real Madrid and West Ham are also believed in the hunt for Gomez and could trigger the striker’s buyout clause this summer.