Feyenoord striker Santiago Giménez says that he would ‘love to play for Real Madrid’ following reports of a possible move in January

According to Voetbalzone, Feyenoord’s star striker Santiago Giménez has revealed that he hopes to play for Real Madrid one day. The Mexican striker appeared on the Spanish television programme La Sexta, where he addressed rumours regarding his future.

Last week, Santiago Giménez was linked to Real Madrid by transfer expert Ekrem Konur. The 22-year-old forward addressed this in conversation, saying ‘I would love to play for Real Madrid. Of course. It is a huge club. It would be fantastic.’ Real Madrid could reportedly make a move for Giménez, who has started the Eredivisie season strongly, scoring 10 goals in seven appearances. Last season, the goal machine netted 23 times in 45 appearances across all competitions.

Ahead of Feyenoord’s Champions League clash with Atlético Madrid on Wednesday evening, head coach Arne Slot was asked about the rumours. The Dutchman said he couldn’t answer any questions about the future of Santiago Giménez. ‘He is a very good striker who scores a lot of goals,’ Slot said. ‘In addition, I find his personality particularly impressive, because he never gets distracted when he has missed an opportunity. He has come a long way in terms of personality for his age.’

Arne Slot was unable to call on Santiago Giménez for the game against Atlético Madrid. The striker served his last match suspension in the Champions League. Feyenoord lost the game 3-2, having taken the lead twice during the match. Next up, they take on PEC Zwolle in the Eredivisie.

GBeNeFN Hugo Hargreaves

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