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BERLIN - Germany striker Mario Gomez now has a 50 million euros (about R600 million) price tag as VfB Stuttgart bosses show their determination to keep their hotshot, who is set to star at Euro 2008.
The 22-year-old is under contract until June 2012, but both Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid have expressed an interest and the defending Bundesliga champions want to keep their goal-machine for as long as possible.
It would be a new Bundesliga record if either Spanish side pays such a high fee for Gomez and the 50 million figure is more than triple his 16 million market value at the start of the season.
"One cannot insure the market value of Mario, we feel he is worth about 50 million euros," said Stuttgart director of sport Jochen Schneider.
Gomez, who will miss the next two weeks with a thigh injury, has bagged 15 goals in 20 league games even though Stuttgart have laboured this season with erratic form.
With six goals for Germany in just nine appearances, Gomez is set to partner Bayern Munich striker Miroslav Klose upfront in the national side for the Euro 2008 tournament. "If I were Real's coach, I would want to sign him. But his favourite Spanish team is Barcelona," VfB coach Armin Veh said. - Sapa-AFP