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Barca target Maxi Gomez's release clause drops to €25m if Celta relegated

  /  autty

Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez will be looking to ruin Zinedine Zidane's return as Real Madrid head coach on Saturday afternoon, but should the Galicians suffer another defeat and remain in the bottom three, the possibility of going down will become more tangible by the day.

Gomez has struggled somewhat since Iago Aspas went down with an injury, yet he continues to attract a lot of interest with Barcelona monitoring his situation closely.

Should Celta drop down to LaLiga 1|2|3, the 22-year-old's release clause would half from 50 million euros to 25m euros, MARCA have been informed.

Not only would that represent a bargain in this current market, but particularly given the forward's age and ability.

The Celta No.9 has nine goals in 24 games so far this campaign, a lower figure than last season where he scored 18 in 36. That is due to his goal drought which has not seen him find the back of the net since January 11, when the Celestes played Rayo Vallecano at Vallecas.

In the eight games that Gomez has been unable to score, Celta have suffered as they have lost six, drawn one and won just a single match.

It is almost certain that the Uruguayan will not remain at Balaidos next season, but it is unknown where he will be playing his football.

Atletico Madrid were one of the sides linked with Gomez, but they opted for Alvaro Morata in the January transfer window, while offers from the Premier League and Serie A will be in abundance.

If Celta do end up getting relegated, the interest in the striker will only increase. Several LaLiga Santander sides would enter the sweepstakes at that point, with Barcelona likely leading the way.