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West Ham join the race for 22-year-old Tottenham target

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Feyenoord's Mexican striker Santiago Gimenez talks about his links with Tottenham.

West Ham join the race for 22-year-old Tottenham target Santiago Gimenez

Tottenham Hotspur, alongside Real Madrid, have reportedly been eyeing Feyenoord’s young sensation Santiago Gimenez, whose stellar performance has caught the eyes of football giants across Europe.

The 22-year-old Mexican international has a dazzling record of 15 goals in just 11 games this season, building on a successful 23-goal campaign the previous year which propelled Feyenoord to clinch the Eredivisie title for the first time in six years.

The prodigious striker is now valued at a hefty €100 million, a price tag set to break Eredivisie’s transfer record if a deal materializes. Amidst the buzzing transfer rumours, Santiago Gimenez issued a statement aiming to clarify his representation, expressing that contrary to claims by FIFA agent Morris Pagniello, his career is solely managed by his father.

Santiago Gimenez is on fire in the Eredivisie (Photo by ANP via Getty Images)

According to the Mirror, Premier League rivals West Ham have now joined the race for the talented striker. The pursuit of Gimenez is only going to keep getting tougher for Tottenham and the other clubs.

The upcoming January transfer window is deemed crucial for Tottenham, under the new technical director Johan Lange, who is preparing for his first transfer window at the club. Success in the previous transfers has bolstered Tottenham’s confidence, but the January window is seen as a chance to further strengthen the team.

Tottenham’s interest in bolstering their defence is highlighted by a four-man shortlist of defenders they aim to sign in January, indicating a possible defensive focus in their transfer strategy.

Feyenoord's Mexican forward Santiago Gimenez is linked with a move to Tottenham. (Photo by MAURICE VAN STEEN/ANP/AFP via Getty Images)
Feyenoord’s Mexican forward Santiago Gimenez is linked with a move to Tottenham. (Photo by MAURICE VAN STEEN/ANP/AFP via Getty Images)

Tottenham’s transfer approach could be influenced by various factors including the performance of their recent signings, budget allocations and whether they want to finally sign a replacement for Harry Kane.

Additionally, financial considerations are pertinent as Tottenham are also eyeing other potentially less expensive transfer targets, and managing a balanced budget is imperative to sustaining a competitive squad. This could throw them off when it comes to Santiago Gimenez.

In light of the defensive focus and other financial commitments, shelling out a whopping €100 million for Santiago Gimenez might pose a significant ponder for Tottenham’s management. Let’s not forget that he is a relatively unproven talent as well.

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It might not be wise to spend so much for Gimenez at the moment. Let’s wait and see how the club thinks about the same.

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