Alberto Toro


The in-form Me¡xican striker says  he'd "love to play for Real Madrid"


In his second season at Feyenoord, Mexican striker Santi Giménez  has been one of the revelations of  the European club campaign.

This term, Giménez has scored 10 times in eight games, and has  also supplied two assists. He’s averaging a goal every 56 minutes.

Right now, the 22-year-old has more goals to his name than Europe’s biggest-name strikers. Kylian Mbappé and Erling Haaland are both on eight.

Giménez has become one of the  hottest properties on the market. The former Cruz Azul man is currently valued at €25 million ($27 million).

A host of major European clubs are after him. Scouts from Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham were in the stands to see him hit a hat-trick against Ajax.

Giménez is in no doubt where he’d like to end up. “I’d love to play for Real Madrid,” he told an interview with Spanish TV show El Chiringuito.

He was in Spain this midweek for Feyenoord’s Champions League clash with Atlético Madrid, despite being unable to play as he was suspended.

And while in Madrid, he fuelled talk of a Real move yet further by posting a photo of Los Blancos’ Santiago Bernabéu stadium on social media.

For years, Giménez suffered from breathing problems. When he began wearing a nasal strip, however, his performances improved considerably.

If the forward carries on playing the way he has been, a summer move to  a top club is likely - and Real Madrid are keeping a close eye on him.