According to a report in Calciomercato.com, Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Giovanni Simeone in the January transfer window, but Fiorentina does not want to sell the 22-year-old striker.
Simeone’s 91st minute left-footed strike into the top corner of the Inter Milan goal, saw the Voila snatch a win away from the title contenders who are now six points behind Napoli in the third spot of the Serie A.
The son of the current Atletico Madrid manager, Diego Simeone, Giovanni arrived at the Stadio Artemio Franchi in the summer of 2017 for £16m (€18 m). He has netted the ball 6 times while registering 4 assists in 21 appearances this season.
A technically adept and strong presence in front of goal, Simeone is drawing attention from many European clubs with Sevilla and Valencia to name a few. His ability to be a well rounded forward while putting in a decent defensive shift makes him a valuable addition to any side.
His efforts have been significant for Fiorentina this season who are just 2 points behind points behind Sampdoria from the European qualification spot. The Viola fans are impressed with the performances of their summer signing and might not be willing to let him go just yet.
However, Simeone’s talents will be hard to tie down if a big transfer bid comes in from a Premier League side.
Tottenham’s struggles to rotate the squad has caused them a few hiccups in their current campaign. An impressive Champions League run has come with a Premier League campaign of highs and lows. With Erik Lamela still rusty from his long injury absence and Moussa Sissoko failing to make a mark in the first team, Mauricio Pellegrino has had a tough time in finding quality options while juggling a gruelling schedule.
He is actively seeking out versatile talents to take off the goal scoring and attacking pressure off of Harry Kane and Dele Alli. A winger is his primary target but with Fernando Llorente’s troubling second striker role, a player like Simeone is necessary for the second half of the season.
Tottenham might have to break the bank to convince the Italian outfit to part ways with their first choice striker. Their financial capabilities are limited as opposed to the king-sized war chest Manchester City and Manchester United are preparing to invest.
But even then Pellegrino has done well to match strides with the top powerhouses and with the addition of Simeone, maybe he can overtake Liverpool and finish the season in the top 4 of the Premier League.
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