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Santiago Giménez issues Real Madrid transfer update on social media

The Mexican striker has been linked with some of Europe’s biggest teams, but he has hit out at claims made by his supposed ‘agent’.

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Santiago Giménez issues Real Madrid transfer update
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Santiago Giménez has responded to rumours that he is close to a move to LaLiga giants Real Madrid.

The Mexican striker took to social media to dispel claims, made by his FIFA intermediary Morris Pagniello, that Giménez is set to move to either Real Madrid or Tottenham Hotspur. Giménez has distanced himself from Pagniello’s public comments.

He wrote: “In the last few hours, statements have come out about my future that have emerged from sources far from my environment. Given this situation, I would like to clarify that I do not have a representative and that the person in charge of my career is my father with the help of Mariel.”

“It is important not to take into account claims that have not been made by them or by me. I am very grateful for the understanding and support that everyone shows me every day. We have always been very open with information and know that as soon as there is any news to give, we will gladly let you know.”

Giménez catches the eye of top European teams

The Mexican striker only arrived in Europe last year but he has already made a big impression with Feyenoord. In his first season he was the team’s top scorer as they lifted the Dutch league title and his stock has only risen at the start of 2023/24.

The 22-year-old has scored 13 goals in his first nine Eredivisie appearances of the season. He has also contributed three assists, meaning that he has been involved in exactly half of Feyenoord’s 32 league goals.

That incredible output has put him on the radar of Madrid and Tottenham, both of whom are yet to find a long-term replacement to their recently-departed strikers.

Los Blancos lost Karim Benzema over the summer and only brought in Joselu on a season-long loan deal to fill the attacking void. Likewise Spurs opted against finding a like-for-like replacement for Harry Kane.

Giménez likely has another decade at the top level and has developed into a well-rounded striker at Feyenoord. If he keeps up this prodigious rate of scoring he could soon end up with one of Europe’s top teams.