News was reported yesterday on the famed web-site of Newcastle fans www.nufc.com, that we are interested in Stuttgart’s 22 year-old forward Mario Gomez.
Mario Gomez – interest shown from Newcastle
www.nufc.com reported that Newcastle were at the Gottlieb-Daimler Stadium on Saturday evening, as Stuttgart played their last game of the season and got a 2-2 draw at home to Bielefeld.
It turns out that Gomez scored from the penalty spot as Stuttgart drew 2-2 and managed claimed an Intertoto spot. (remember them?).
The Riedlingen, Germany born player, who turns 23 in July, has played for Stuttgart 89 times and scored 39 goals, which is not not a bad return at all in terms of goals.
He signed a five year deal at Stuttgart last summer and scored 28 goals in 32 club appearances this season. Mario stands just under 6â€™3â€ tall and has so far played 9 times for Germany and scored 6 goals.
GÃ³mez has recently earned the nickname of “Mr. ZuverlÃ¤ssig” (“Mr. Reliable”), because of his consistent goal-scoring ability, and is expected to be first choice for the German national side in Euro 2008.
From what we can tell, he seems a great emerging player, and we hope the rumors are true that we are indeed interested in the player.
GÃ³mez has both German and Spanish nationality, but has played for all German youth national teams from age 17.
He made his debut for the German national football team against Switzerland on February 7, 2007.
What do you think?