Mauricio Pochettino Sets His Sights on Santiago Gimenez Amid Struggles


Chelseas search for a reliable striker intensifies amid their ongoing goal drought under the management of Mauricio Pochettino. Following a disappointing 2-0 loss to Brentford, Pochettino openly discussed the urgent need for a striking solution in the coming January.

Santiago Gimenez of Feyenoord emerges as a potential answer to this challenge. Enjoying a standout season, Gimenez boasts an impressive 15 goals in merely 13 appearances across various competitions. Remarkably, he surpasses Manchester City‘s Erling Haaland by two goals.

His goal-scoring flair was on full display during a stellar hat-trick against Ajax, leading to a 4-0 triumph. Such exploits in both the Eredivisie and the Champions League have garnered attention from Chelsea’s scouting team, sparking rumors of a possible £40 million acquisition.

Other options for Pochettino

Chelsea has considered other forwards, such as Napoli’s Victor Osimhen. However, Osimhen’s hefty price of over £100 million may strain Chelsea’s finances. In contrast, Gimenez’s more affordable rate appears more feasible.

The Blues have also shown interest in Brentford’s Ivan Toney and Brighton’s Evan Ferguson, but each presents unique challenges and expenses. Gimenez’s playing style aligns with Chelsea’s current need: a formidable forward skilled at ball retention and consistent netting.

Chelsea’s present strikers, including Nicolas Jackson and Armando Broja, haven’t delivered the anticipated goals. Jackson, after his £32 million transfer, has especially felt the heat, netting a mere two goals.

Chelsea’s immediate decision

While other elite teams like Tottenham and Real Madrid have also expressed interest in Gimenez, Chelsea’s immediate demand for a striker might prompt them to act decisively in the upcoming January window.

Should Gimenez mirror his current form in the Premier League, he could well address Chelsea’s goal-scoring deficit and bolster their title aspirations. As the January transfer window approaches, it looms large for Chelsea and the plans of Mauricio Pochettino.

Whichever striker joins, whether Gimenez or another prospect, will inevitably face intense scrutiny from supporters and analysts. Chelsea’s Premier League title dreams rest on securing the right forward, and all eyes are on the club as they navigate their striking concerns.

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