Wolverhampton Wanderers were linked with Valencia striker Maxi Gomez in the January transfer window before signing Brazilian forward Willian Jose

Valencia striker Maxi Gomez might be wishing he switched locations with Patrick Cutrone in the January transfer window.

The Uruguay worldwide was one of a variety of forwards related to Wolverhampton Wanderers last month after Raul Jimenez’s injury in November.

Reports first appeared in Spain declaring Gomez could be given Molineux to supply cover for Jimenez before the Daily Mail reported Wolves and Arsenal held an interest in him.

Gomez’s release provision is set at a shocking ₤ 125million however Valencia would have opted for a greatly lower cost in January as the La Liga club looked to fill the financial hole left by the coronavirus pandemic.

But in the end, the only company in between Wolves and Valencia was the loan deal for Cutrone, who will spend the remainder of the season at the Mestalla after completing a carry on the penultimate day of the window.

Nuno Espirito Santo rather signed Brazilian forward Willian Jose, who has actually made four Premier League looks given that showing up on loan from Real Sociedad with the choice of an irreversible transfer.

The links to Arsenal likewise came to absolutely nothing for Gomez, who is now reportedly starting to concern Valencia supervisor Javi Gracia.

Having made a blossoming credibility in Spain with a prolific spell in La Liga with Celta Vigo, Valencia swooped in 2019 and Gomez netted 11 objectives in his first season at the club.

However the 24-year-old has scored simply twice in his last 15 league getaways in a wretched run of type which extends back to September.

Spanish outlet PlazaDeportiva reports a “absence of mindset” in training saw Gomez dropped to the bench by a dissatisfied Gracia for the current match versus Granada.

They include: “Gomez enters into crisis. Three goals in four rounds augured a successful campaign for the striker, which has actually faded with the passing of the rounds and collects his worst numbers at this stage of the competition because he played in the Spanish league.”

He still has actually three years delegated work on his contract and although Valencia president Anil Murphy confirmed in January “additional gamer sales” are required, finding a suitor going to pay a decent charge for Gomez might be a challenge.