Spurs rival Arsenal in race for 20-goal striker, club wants to wait for potential summer bid

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The two North London outfits are considering a move for this in-form striker.

Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal are both reportedly considering a move for West Ham target Santiago Gimenez, who is attracting a lot of attention right now.

Earlier this week, Football Insider reported that the Irons are stepping up their pursuit of two new striker targets this window, and one of them is Gimenez. The 22-year-old is turning a lot of heads with his performances in front of goal this season, having helped Feyenoord lift the Eredivisie title last year.

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Since then, the Mexico international has contributed a whopping 18 goals and four assists in 16 league games so far, taking his overall tally for the season to 20 goals and five assists. West Ham are considering selling Nayef Aguerd, Danny Ings and Said Benrahma to raise funds in order to facilitate the move but Feyenoord are reportedly not keen on selling this month.

Football Insider's follow up report has now linked both Arsenal and Spurs to the exciting Gimenez, who could be available to sign for £30-40 million this window. While this would be a tempting offer for any club with the right funds, the Dutch outfit are hoping to hold out until the summer. They feel that a 'better deal could be presented' by Premier League powerhouses like the North London outfits once the season is over.

Since signing for Feynoord in 2022, Gimenez's portfolio boasts 43 goals and eight assists in 67 appearances. His current Transfermarkt value is €50 million (£43m), which will certainly continue to rise if he stays in this fiery form.

Spurs recently added Timo Werner to their roster on loan until the end of the season but they could revisit their options in the summer. There is an option to buy the former Chelsea man once his loan terms expire, but that will obviously depend on his performances in England these coming month.

If Feyenoord stick to their guns, they could demand a healthy transfer fee at the end of the campaign, especially if the star striker continues to bang in the goals.

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