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Mexico international Santiago Giménez continues to shine in Europe

The Mexico international has now scored 19 goals in all competitions in Europe this season.

Mauricio Torres
Feyenoord's Mats Wieffer (L) and Santiago Gimenez celebrate scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Europa League first leg quarter-final football match between Feyenoord Rotterdam and AS Roma at Feyenoord Stadion in Rotterdam on April 13, 2023. (Photo by Pieter Stam de Jonge / ANP / AFP) / Netherlands OUT

Striker Santiago Giménez continues to prove that he is in the best form of his career. On Sunday, the former Cruz Azul player scored in Feyenoord’s 3-0 win over Cambuur in the Eredivisie. The Mexico international has now scored 19 goals in all competitions in his first season in Europe.

It was the 17th minute when Brazilian player Igor Paixão broke down the right flank and sent a cross into the heart of the area, where Giménez was. His header from close range left goalkeeper Robbin Ruiter with no chance and gave the away side the lead. Subsequently, the goal has been shared on social media with fans continuing to show their support for the player while others are calling for him to be a starter with the Mexican national team.

Giménez goals

Giménez has scored 10 goals for Feyenoord in the Dutch top flight, just four less than top scorers Anastasios Douvikas and Xavi Simons on 14. In the Europa League, he is the second-highest goalscorer, one goal away from England’s Marcus Rashford and Union Saint-Gilloise’s Victor Boniface.

Premier League clubs show interest

Due to his impressive performances, he has been linked with a move to several clubs, including Manchester United, Newcastle United, West Ham United, Leicester City, Porto and Benfica, but so far there has been no formal approach for the 21-year-old.

It is expected that the former Cruz Azul player will have minutes in the CONCACAF Nations League and Gold Cup, as he is one of the most in-form players in Diego Cocca’s Mexico squad.