Tottenham Hotspur are in advanced negotiations with Atletico Madrid to bring striker Kevin Gameiro to the club, according to Spanish outlet Don Balon.

The report states that a €30 million (£26 million) move should be confirmed in the coming days, just a year after the Frenchman joined Los Colchoneros from fellow La Liga outfit Sevilla.

Atletico boss Diego Simeone has been unconvinced by Gameiro’s displays this term, and rotated him in and out of the starting line-up towards the end of the campaign.

Whilst the 30-year-old did notch 12 league goals for the Madrid side, only one of those came against a team who went on to finish in the top half of the table.

Overall, Gameiro has failed to hit the heights of his three-year stint with Sevilla and it seems he could now be on his way to England with Spurs.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino wants to bring in a forward to act as an able deputy to the talismanic Harry Kane, who finished as the Premier League’s top scorer for the second consecutive season.

Gameiro’s impending arrival would appear to spell the end of Vincent Janssen’s time in North London; the Dutchman’s disappointing form this term saw him score just twice in 27 top-flight appearances.

Tottenham fans would surely question the logic of spending such a high fee on a 30-year-old, while the ghost of Roberto Soldado still looms over the club as an example of a botched La Liga striker deal.

18 COMMENTS

  1. In the last few seasons Spurs have signed two “wonderful” strikers – Roberto Soldado and Victor Janssen. Will Gameiro make it a hat trick of duds?

  2. Laughable. Spurs buying a 30 year old with a poor injury record, and someone that has hardly ever scored many in a full season? No chance. If we wanted a 30+ year old striker we would have resigned Defoe, at least he knows where the net is.

  3. Ludicrous if this is true, please let it not be, this would be a laughing stock, he’s too old, not that good and not worth a fraction of the price they want for him. We’d be better off keeping Janssen for another season, at least give him a chance!! I know it’s a problem position for back up, but come on, the bloke had one season in the EPL, not many shine in such a short period of time.

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