Atletico Madrid star Kevin Gameiro is reportedly set for a move from the Spanish club, with Tottenham believed to be interested in signing the player. According to The Mirror, Atletico are ready to listen to offers for the 29-year old striker and that could ‘tempt’ Tottenham to submit a bid.
Kevin joined Atletico for £28 million after a phenomenal season with Unai Emery’s Sevilla in the previous season, where he scored 29 goals and provided 5 assists in all competitions.
However, Gameiro has not been as effective for Diego Simeone as he was for Emery and has scored 11 goals in 33 appearances so far. In Atletico’s previous outing, he scored the fastest La Liga hat-trick in over 22 years, when he came on as a substitute against Sporting Le Gijon.
He was also named in UEFA Europa League squad of the season for 2015-16 and has won the trophy thrice with Sevilla (2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16).
Kevin Gameiro would be a great option for Tottenham, who are looking to solve their attacking problems in front of goal. The striker is at his peak, and Spurs would benefit greatly from the Frenchman’s services. This wouldn’t necessarily mark an end to Janssen’s adventure in England, as it would trigger some great competition between Harry Kane, Vincent Janssen and Kevin Gameiro.
It is always a happy headache for the manager to have a variety of options in the squad and that is exactly what Gameiro would be for the Lilywhites.
Vincent Janssen is only 22-years old and probably needs time to prove himself, despite a disappointing first campaign in England. He was in great form for AZ Alkmaar in the previous season and scored 31 goals in 49 appearances for the club, in a solitary season in Eredivisie, eventually ending up as top scorer in the Dutch league for 2015/16 season.
Three seasons into his senior career, he finds himself in England, fighting for a spot with the mighty Harry Kane, who has been in England all his life. Maybe English football took Janssen by surprise and over a period of time, he might settle down well.
However, a new striker of Gameiro’s quality would do no harm to Tottenham and will only bolster their attack.