Tottenham Closing In On Impressive First Summer Signing
There have been no incomings at Tottenham so far this so, but the inactivity could well set to change very soon.
The story stems from the fact that Argentinian giants River Plate are today holding a board meeting to discuss a variety of topics - one of which is said to be "the imminent sale" of their former player Simeone to an English club.
Given that River played a key role in the player's development, before he signed for Italian side Genoa from River Plate for a reported €3m fee in the summer of 2016, the club are entitled to a sell-on fee because FIFA rules mean a player's first club must receive a percentage of the transfer should the player move to a new country.
As per Ajuria, Tottenham are tussling it with Fiorentina for Simeone's signature - meaning River will only benefit from a potential sale if he moves to England doesn't remain in Serie A.
Simeone Jr, who has previously been linked to Watford and AC Milan, was one of Genoa's top performers last season as they finished in 16th place, four points above the relegation zone.
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The 22-year old forward scored 13 goals in 36 appearances for the club last season, including a brilliant brace inside 13 minutes a shock 3-1 win over Juventus back in November.
His father celebrated by posting an epic throwback on Twitter. One picture was of himself during his playing days, as he scored against Juve for his former club Lazio. The second was a picture of a jubilant Giovanni from the weekend, with the caption: "EMOCIONANTE".
Should Simeone sign for Tottenham, where he would play under his compatriot Pochettino, he would likely come in as Harry Kane's understudy - giving Spurs a much better second option than misfiring striker Vincent Janssen.
If he does indeed come to the Premier League, here's hoping he doesn't ever revisit that atrocious hairstyle he sported a few years back when playing for River Plate.
Image: River Plate
(h/t 101 Great Goals)
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