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Johan Lange is planning a “sensational” £60 million+ forward move for Spurs.

The Lilywhites could finally replace Harry Kane…

TEven though they appear to be over their first rough patch of play under Ange Postecoglou, Tottenham Hotspur is still expected to contend for a top-four spot at the conclusion of the Premier League season. In the past game, the North London team easily defeated Nottingham Forest to extend their winning streak to five games in the top flight of England.

Resuming their preparations for the hectic holiday season, Spurs may focus on strengthening their roster when the January transfer window opens in a few weeks, with technical director Johan Lange and Postecoglou leading the charge. They have already witnessed the issues Spurs are facing due to their shallow roster and inability to find a replacement for Harry Kane—problems that he may now resolve next month.

Spurs transfer news

Spurs’ Premier League undefeated start to the season came to an abrupt end in one terrible London derby against Chelsea. Their summer preparations were also rapidly ruined as James Maddison and Micky van de Ven both hobbled off with injuries. Significantly contributing to Spurs’ outstanding campaign opening, the Lilywhites’ wheels have been off subsequently. Postecoglou will want to stay out of that predicament in the future, and increasing firepower might be the costly way to do so.

Football Insider reporter Pete O’Rourke claims that the Spurs, and hence Lange, are preparing to sign striker Santiago Gimenez from Feyenoord, and that they will probably have to pay more than £60 million for his services.

But rather than waiting until the January transfer window, the Dutch team is more likely to approve a trade in the summer, which could be a devastating blow for Spurs when the transfer market opens next month. Fulham, who sent scouts to see the forward recently, might compete with the North London club if they decide to move on Gimenez as stated. But the cost and caliber of teams vying for Gimenez are thought to eliminate the Cottagers from contention.

“Sensational” Gimenez could be the perfect Kane replacement

Even though Spurs have played well for much of the season, it is still debatable if they need to replace club record scorer Kane, who departed for Bayern Munich during the summer transfer window.Postecoglou has benefited greatly from Heung-min Son’s goal-scoring form, since he has scored 10 goals in the Premier League. However, Spurs could advance if Gimenez provides more backing for the new captain.

The Mexican has had a fantastic season for Feyenoord and has even come close to matching Kane’s pace this year. The stats of Giménez and the now-Champion Munich forward are shown below.

Player Goals Progressive Carries Progressive Passes Expected Goals
Santiago Gimenez 18 13 22 14.1
Harry Kane 18 26 38 12.29

Journalist Graeme Bailey has given Gimenez well-deserved credit for his achievements. Through The Boot Room, he informed the Talking Transfers Podcast:

“By the way, Santiago Gimenez looks amazing; he looks fantastic. I think he looks fantastic.”

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