Feyenoord’s Santiago Gimenez is on the brink of attracting significant attention from top European clubs due to his exceptional performances in the Eredivisie this season.
The Mexican forward has swiftly become one of Europe’s most prominent attackers, catching the eye of many, including former Netherlands striker, Roy Makaay.
Chelsea, a Premier League giant, has reportedly shown interest in securing Gimenez’s signature, as per sources like 90min.
This inclination towards Gimenez is perhaps due to Chelsea’s pressing need to bolster their forward line, which has shown signs of inconsistency.
The Blues’ young forward, Nicolas Jackson, hasn’t been delivering regularly, and Armando Broja is still to find his footing post a prolonged injury absence.
Discussing the buzz surrounding Gimenez’s potential move, Makaay conveyed his skepticism about Feyenoord retaining the 22-year-old beyond the winter.
During a segment on FC Rijnmond, which was later translated by Sport Witness, Makaay commented, “If he carries on with this progression, he might depart during the winter break.”
Highlighting Gimenez’s linguistic background, Makaay further added, “Being a Spanish-speaking player, many clubs might be calling for him soon. It remains to be seen how Feyenoord responds.”
In conclusion, given Gimenez’s form and potential, a flurry of offers from top clubs is anticipated in the coming months.
Whether Feyenoord can or will retain him is a narrative to watch out for.