West Ham United are reportedly looking to sign Santiago Gimenez before the January transfer window ends.
According to Football Insider, West Ham United will need to pay between £30 and £40 million to sign Santiago Gimenez. They will also compete with Arsenal, Fulham, and Tottenham Hotspur.
The Ascension of Santiago Gimenez
The Mexican striker has established himself as one of Europe’s best young attacking talents, and he helped Feyenoord win the Eredivisie last season. He has been in superb form this season, scoring 20 goals across all competitions.
There is little doubt that the 22-year-old can improve West Ham United’s final third and help them end the season strong. The estimated asking price of £30-40 million appears acceptable for a player of Gimenez’s caliber, and he might develop into a top-tier Premier League striker in the near future.
West Ham United need a striker.
West Ham have improved their roster substantially following the departure of Declan Rice. However, they still require a consistent goalscorer. Michail Antonio has passed his peak, and Danny Ings’ availability remains uncertain due to injury issues. Gimenez would be an improvement over both players and could help West Ham’s goal-scoring problems.
The Hammers have become unduly reliant on Jarrod Bowen for goals and inventiveness, and the English winger requires more assistance in the attack. It will be intriguing to see whether West Ham can sign him before their London rivals. But they want to sign him during the summer transfer window instead.
Santiago Gimenez is in demand.
Arsenal needs to sign a talented young striker like Santiago Gimenez, particularly as a replacement for Gabriel Jesus, who has only three Premier League goals this season. Tottenham need to find a long-term replacement for Harry Kane who can share the scoring load with Son Heung-min.
Richarlison has struggled to regularly play at a high level, and Tottenham require a more capable striker. Finally, Fulham approved the departure of Aleksandar Mitrovic at the start of the season. However, they have been unable to replace his goal scoring figures. Raul Jimenez has been uninspiring, and the West London team should aim higher.
The Mexican attacker will undoubtedly benefit all four clubs, and it is unclear where he will end up. A move to the Premier League will be a significant step forward in his career, and he is sure to be enticed to make the change.