Tottenham settle on 24-goal Harry Kane successor to solve Ange Postecoglou problem

Harry Kane
Tottenham sold Harry Kane to Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich. -Credit:Danehouse/Getty Images

Tottenham have settled on Santiago Gimenez as their preferred choice to replace departed England captain Harry Kane - according to reports - as speculation continues to gather pace ahead of the summer transfer window. Kane left the north Londoners to sign for Bayern Munich last summer.

However, while Ange Postecoglou and his recruitment team at Tottenham made high-profile additions, they were unable to land a like-for-like replacement for their record scorer. Kane totted-up 280 goals for Tottenham from 435 appearances in all competitions with 62 assists to boot.

Reports from Rudy Galetti via social media platform X indicate Gimenez - who has earned rave reviews with Dutch side Feyenoord - is Tottenham's prime target in attacking quarters. The 22-year-old Mexico international has scored 24 goals in 38 games this season with 21 of those strikes coming in the Eredivisie.

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Gimenez's goals spearheaded Feyenoord to the title last season. As he continues to make his name, there are said to be several potential suitors for his signature, including Tottenham.

Albert Gudmundsson is flagged-up as an alternative target for the north Londoners, meanwhile, after catching the eye for Genoa this season. The 26-year-old Iceland striker is thought to have Serie A champions-elect Inter Milan in hot pursuit, while Tottenham are monitoring him in the event they miss out on Gimenez's services.

Both players are under contract at their respective sides until 2027. Tottenham are claimed to have been in regular contact with Feyenoord over Gimenez, but no would-be fee has been mentioned.

Micky van de Ven, James Maddison and Brennan Johnson were Tottenham's major signings last summer. Guglielmo Vicario, Pedro Porro and Dejan Kulusevski - both after an initial loan - were also brought in.