February 28, 2024

In recent months, Tottenham Hotspur have been connected with Feyenoord’s Santiago Gimenez.

Spurs are interested in Mexico international Fabrizio Romano, according to his YouTube account.

JFMX’s Twitter feed alleged in July that Spurs were considering an offer for Gimenez if Harry Kane left.

Although the England captain eventually left Tottenham, the North London club was unable to sign Gimenez.

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The 22-year-old has stayed put and is growing in strength. This season, he has 15 goals and three assists in 11 club appearances across all competitions.

Tottenham is one of several clubs interested in Gimenez.

Gimenez’s heroics have put him firmly on the radar of many of Europe’s top clubs.

Romano, speaking about the forward’s future, said Tottenham and their fellow suitors would have to pay around £39million for him.

In terms of Spurs’ interest, this came about as they were scouting Arne Slot as a potential managerial replacement for Antonio Conte.

“We know very well that many top clubs around Europe are keeping an eye on the boy,” said Romano.

“From what I’m hearing, something around €55million (£45million) could be the right fee to make it happen.

“Let’s see if (it’s) in the January window or in the summer window it depends on Feyenoord, more than on the player.

“The interest of many clubs is there. I think we saw Tottenham linked, because from what I’m told, Tottenham scouts have been following the player already last year.

“While they were following the manager (Slot) they saw that Santi Gimenez is absolutely a very good striker.

“So Santi Gimenez for sure is a player interesting for Tottenham, but also for many other clubs around Europe, and this is why decisions will be made in the next months.

“But at the moment, no statement from people close to the player and the only person (handling his transfer business) is the father.”

Our view

Even at this early point of the season, a player with more goals than games played has exceptional talent.

Indeed, Morris Pagniello, an agent close to Gimenez’s family, believes the forward is “one of the top ten players in Europe.”

In an interview with MedioTiempo in August, he also mentioned Spurs as a possible destination for the player.

And for that amount, Tottenham would be getting a steal in Gimenez. That sum, however, could rise if enough teams participate in a bidding war.

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