Official: Maxi Gomez joins La Liga team

Celta Vigo have completed the signing of Uruguayan striker Maxi Gomez from Defensor Sporting for a fee in the region of €4.3m.

The 20-year-old hitman netted 12 times in his last 12 appearances in the Uruguayan Primera Division and joins the Galician club on a five-year deal.

“Celta have added to both our current and future squad with the signing of this great goalscorer, who has great technique and skill in the area,” read an official Celta statement.

Gomez, who helped Defensor to the Torneo Apertura de Uruguay title, will be presented as a Celta player for the first time on Wednesday morning at a press conference at Balaidos.