West Ham preparing bid for Feyenoord hitman Santiago Gimenez

West Ham are closely monitoring the situation of Santiago Gimenez at Feyenoord ahead of a possible swoop in this ongoing winter transfer window.

Santiago Gimenez

Santiago Gimenez, 22, has established himself as one of the best young strikers in Europe. He contributed 15 goals and two assists in 32 appearances last season as Feyenoord won the Eredivisie title. The Mexico international has been on fire this season, netting 18 goals in 16 appearances in the Eredivisie. The centre-forward also scored two goals in four Champions League outings, thus, catching the attention of several clubs across Europe.

West Ham are reportedly preparing a bid for Gimenez, as David Moyes looks to bolster his attack for the crucial second half of the season. Feyenoord want £ 30 million for the Argentina-born striker, who will only leave the Dutch champions this month if guaranteed first-team football.

Santiago Gimenez could be a terrific buy for West Ham

It is an open secret that West Ham want to reinforce their attack this month, owing to a combination of injuries and unavailability of key players.

Michail Antonio has been sidelined since November after sustaining a knee injury on international duty, and to make matters worse for David Moyes, the Jamaican international has suffered a setback in his recovery. Mohammed Kudus has joined the Ghana national team for the AFCON, while Jarrod Bowen and Lucas Paqueta sustained injuries during the Hammers’ last game.

The club’s options in attack look stretched at the moment, forcing David Moyes to dip into the transfer market for reinforcements. The Scotsman is understood to have set his sights on Santiago Gimenez, who has been sensational for Feyenoord this season.

Since signing from Cruz Azul in the summer of 2022, Gimenez has smashed 43 goals in 67 appearances for Feyenoord, and after guiding Arne Slot’s side to the Eredivisie title last season, he could be open to the prospect of playing in the Premier League. The Mexican striker has the required attributes to thrive in the fast-paced nature of English football and provide West Ham’s attack with a focal point they have missed at times this campaign. At just 22, he has a long way to go in his career and could develop into a terrific poacher under the watchful guidance of Moyes.

In Lucas Paqueta, Jarrod Bowen, James Ward-Prowse, Mohammed Kudus and Pablo Fornals, the Irons have an impressive creative unit to feed Gimenez in the box. The ex-Cruz Azul man could, therefore, become a game-changing signing for Moyes’ West Ham.

That being said, the Hammers must do everything within their powers to sign Gimenez from Feyenoord as quickly as possible.

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