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Germany star would take Tottenham to next level

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Mario Gomez joined Bayern Munich in March 2009 from Stuttgart for a Bundesliga record fee of £26.3m.

He has scored 113 goals in 174 appearances for the German giants. However, since Bayern Munich signed Mario Mandzukic last summer the German striker has fallen out of favour at the Allianz Arena.

Gomez is now set to leave Munich and, according to the Metro, Tottenham are set to make a move for the player. 

Signing Gomez would be a real coup for the London side. It is no secret that Spurs' frontline has struggled to score goals this season. Jermain Defoe only scored 15 goals in all competitions, and his fellow front man Emmanuel Adebayor only managed eight goals all season. Signing Gomez would give Tottenham head coach Andre Villas-Boas a different option.

The German is 6ft 2in and is great at holding the ball up and bringing other players into the game. This is essential for Spurs as they only play with one striker. Gomez is a big aerial threat and can shoot with both feet. He also has the natural ability to be at the right place at the right time and anticipate crosses and passes. He is also a clinical finisher.

If he indeed did join Spurs there is little doubt he would be a success at the club. Spurs have an abundance of wingers to create opportunities for Gomez. Spurs have Bale, Lennon, Townsend and Sigurdsson who are all renowned for their crossing and set-piece abilities. The German striker would thrive at Spurs.

Gomez would fit into Villas-Boas's preferred formation. The Portuguese coach deployed a 4-3-3 formation at Porto, where Radamael Falcao led the line. Gomez is in a similar mould to the Colombian so would do well in this formation. He is also comfortable in a 4-2-3-1 which was used at Spurs and Bayern Munich most of last season.

Most importantly if the German made the move he would be the main man at Spurs. This would enhance Gomez chances of starting for the German national side where Miroslav Klose has been preferred instead of him these past few years.

The German is an out-and-out goalscorer who would also enhance Spurs chances of keeping star player Gareth Bale and would help the club push on to a Champions League spot or even beyond.

 

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