“Santiago Gimenez is causing all sorts of fuss at the moment, and a lot of recruitment teams across the Premier League are tracking his situation. From what I have been able to gather so far, a move to Tottenham would be a lot more plausible than a move to West Ham or Fulham because this is a player that is already used to the Champions League and feels he has a place at the very top of the game.
“But there are big teams that Spurs are also going to have to win over if they make their interest firm, including Real Madrid. I’m told they are more likely than Barcelona as a landing spot at this moment and, when we start talking about these sorts of things, it’s pretty clear why a club like Fulham might have their work cut out to sign him.
“He’s also going to cost big money – I think somewhere towards £60million. But Feyenoord don’t even want to talk about that until the season is over.”
Gimenez’s Impressive Run Of Form In The Dutch Eredivisie
The 22-year-old is having an excellent campaign in Dutch football as he has been responsible for putting in a series of impressive displays for Feyenoord in the final third. Gimenez has banged in 15 goals and grabbed three assists in 13 appearances for the Dutch outfit this season across all competitions.
The Argentina-born talent has been a consistent performer in the opponent’s half based on his average of 4.0 shots, 1.2 key passes and 0.7 dribbles per 90 minutes in the Dutch Eredivisie. However, he lacks quality when distributing the ball in the final third as evidenced by his pass success rate of 71.3% in league football (stats via whoscored).
What Will Gimenez Add To Tottenham Hotspur Boss Angelos Postecoglu’s Team?
Gimenez is proficient at finding a yard of space for himself to get a few strikes in on-target. He has got the eye to play a few decisive passes in the final third and can make some dangerous runs with the ball up top.
The Mexican sensation has done well to prove his worth as a decent finisher in front of the opponent’s goal. However, he has still not proven his worth at the highest level.
Still, Tottenham should consider moving in for Gimenez next year as he would add more goals and creativity to Angelos Postecoglu’s frontline. However, the jury is still out on whether he can make a smooth transition to life in the Premier League if Spurs manage to get him on board soon.