Tottenham emerge as ideal destination for top striker this summer

According to reports, Tottenham is a “realistic option” for a top striker who might make a move during the summer transfer window.

Even if Richarlison did improve his performance levels this season, Ange Postecoglou has made finding a new No.9 his top priority after failing to replace Harry Kane in the summer.

The Brazilian scored 12 goals in 31 games across all competitions, but he also had his fair share of problems and did not always look good.

Postecoglou knows that in order to give South Korea’s captain Son Heung-min more freedom to score goals and regain his optimal position on the left side of the front three, he must lessen the pressure on him to do so.

Thus, the connections to players such as Ivan Toney, Benjamin Sesko, Albert Gudmundsson, and, most recently, Serhou Guirassy of Stuttgart.

Tottenham transfer source Dean Jones claims that the North London team is still in the running to sign Feyenoord’s sensational young player Santiago Gimenez.

Tottenham eye move for Gimenez

Although Toney is still a top goal, Jones thinks Ange Postecoglou might also be able to entice Gimenez, a powerful pointman from Mexico, to the Spurs.

In an interview with the Ranks FC Ultras Podcast, Jones discussed Tottenham’s pursuit of a striker.: “The big one will be the Richarlison replacement, they need to get a proper goalscorer here. I wouldn’t be surprised to see them go for Ivan Toney, but Santiago Gimenez is another realistic option here.”

This season, in 41 games in all competitions for Feyenoord, the 23-year-old netted 26 goals and added eight assists.

His remarkable 49 goals in 86 appearances since joining the Dutch powerhouses two years ago are the kind of numbers that have attracted serious interest from Europe’s premier leagues in his services.

In fact, Gimenez’s possible transfer to one of the north London clubs was hinted at when he was seen there with his agent last month, watching the match against the Gunners.

Regarding Toney, it seems that interest is dwindling given his goal-scoring difficulties after serving a protracted FA ban for Brentford.

After returning to action in mid-January, Toney only managed to score four goals in 17 games this season, compared to his 20 goals in the Premier League the previous year.

In fact, his asking price during the winter window was reportedly above £80 million, but it has since reportedly lowered to a far more reasonable £30 million.

Given that Toney is a proven Premier League goal scorer as opposed to Gimenez, you could also make the case that he is far less of a gamble than the Mexican.

When it comes to acquiring strikers from the Dutch top division, Spurs have also been burnt in the past. In 2016, Vincent Janssen cost £17 million and left AZ after scoring 27 goals in the previous season.

After only three years and just six goals in 42 games, the Netherlands international was eventually sold to Monterrey of Mexico for a loss of £11 million.

Therefore, Postecoglou must be certain that the player he chooses to replace Richarlison, who is a target for Saudi Arabia, will significantly affect the goal scoring standings at the conclusion of the following campaign.




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