Gomez tops City’s targets to fill the void left by the Argentine.
Bayern Munich’s Mario Gomez has emerged as a striking target for Manchester City following the departure of Carlos Tevez to Juventus, reports the Independent.
Sevilla forward Alvaro Negredo, Pablo Osvaldo of AS Roma and Benfica’s Oscar Cardozo are also being eyed up by the Citizens as potential candidates to fill the gap left by Tevez.
However, it is Gomez that new manager Manuel Pellegrini really wants at the Etihad Stadium and at £20m the Germany international looks like the ideal buy for City.
The 27-year-old was once considered one of the most dangerous forwards in European football, but lost his place in the Bayern first team during their treble-winning campaign of 2012/13 to Mario Mandzukic.
The German champions have also been strongly linked with a move for Borussia Dortmund’s Robert Lewandowski and therefore Gomez may need to leave the Allianz Arena in order to secure regular playing time.
Tevez’s departure from Eastlands has left Pellegrini with just two senior strikers at the club in Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko – as Mario Balotelli was also sold to AC Milan back in January.
With Gomez having still having managed to score 19 goals in 32 appearances last season, as well as having netted 25 goals in 58 caps for Germany, the forward has proven his credentials.
Negredo meanwhile is the same age as the German and had another great season with Sevilla netting 31 goals in 42 matches.
Roma’s Osvaldo is also part of the 27 club and is almost certain to leave the Italian capital following a bust-up with the manager, whilst Cardozo is a proven goal-scorer but at 30-years-old is the least likely target.
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