Liverpool join the race for Galatasaray target Mario Gomez

Liverpool have joined Galatasaray in the race to sign Mario Gomez from Fiorentina according to the Independent.

The Germany international has been closely linked with a move to Galatasaray over the past week with reports stating that he was close to joining the Lion’s on a season long loan.

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However, the Independent stated that Liverpool are considering swapping Mario Balotelli with Mario Gomez.

Gomez struggled last season managing to hit the back of the net just 10 times in all competition but he does have a more impressive record over the years.

The 29-year-old has a grand total of 166 goals in 308 appearances in all competitions throughout his professional career.

Balotelli joined Liverpool from AC Milan for €20 million but has managed to score just four goals in 28 appearances.

The 24-year-old has previously played for Manchester City, AC Milan, Inter Milan and Lumezzane.

Galatasaray booked a place in the Champions League group stages for the fourth consecutive season in the process.