Santiago Gimenez Has ‘Already’ Decided Where He Wants To Play Amid Liverpool Rumours

Feyenoord striker Santiago Gimenez has “already” made it known that he wants to play in the Premier League next season, according to TV Azteca.

The Mexican international has also been linked with moves to Spain and Italy but the TV station claims that the player wants to play in England.

Gimenez is believed to have attracted from Liverpool, Tottenham, Southampton and Leeds, although the latter’s failure to gain promotion from the Championship means they have probably dropped out of the running.

In terms of the Reds’ interest, the link is not a complete surprise, considering he is one of Arne Slot’s former players.

A potential replacement for Nunez?

Questions about the future of Darwin Nunez have been raised in recent weeks, amid claims that teams such as Barcelona are keeping close tabs on the Uruguayan’s situation.

In that context, it is understandable why Gimenez’s name would crop up. He was a key player for Slot at Feyenoord, having scored 54 goals over the past two seasons in all competitions.

Even so, you can’t see the striker being signed unless Nunez is sold. At the moment, there are no credible reports that a team is lining up a formal bid for the Liverpool forward.

Other clubs have been linked with Gimenez

If the Reds do end up going after the Mexican, they may have to fight off a lot of competition for his signature. In addition to the teams mentioned by TV Azteca, both Arsenal and West Ham are believed to have a longstanding interest in the striker.

You do feel that, unless Slot absolutely insists on the club signing Gimenez, the Reds’ recruitment team will likely decide to pursue other targets instead.

The Merseyside club are believed to be focused on recruiting a wide forward, rather than a no.9, so Gimenez’s profile doesn’t really fit what they are looking for.

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.