Advert

Latest

9 minutes ago
Advert
20 minutes ago
Advert

Most Popular

a day ago
Advert

Tottenham Closing In On Impressive First Summer Signing

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.

That's because according to Argentine journalist Lucas Ajuria, the club appear to be in pole position to sign Genoa striker Giovanni Simeone, son of Atletico Madrid boss Diego.

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.

Advert

Image: PA

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.

Advert

More Like ThisMore Like This

1 of 6
Football

Harry Kane Considering Leaving Tottenham In The Summer

Image: PA

Liverpool Closing In On First Signing As Premier League Champions
Football

Liverpool Closing In On First Signing As Premier League Champions

published at7 months ago

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".

Advert

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.

Advert

Image: River Plate

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: River Plate, genoa, tottenham, Fiorentina

Chosen for YouChosen for You

Steven Gerrard Hilariously Reveals Alfredo Morelos Was Dancing Topless To Sweet Caroline After Scoring Winner
published at9 minutes ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Football

A Town In Ghana All Exclusively Support Aston Villa

published ata day ago

Josh Lawless

Josh is a writer who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He has never sported a pair of Lonsdale Slip-ons, contrary to reports.