Tottenham Hotspur ‘at the forefront’ of signing Albert Gudmundsson

22 March 2024 - 3:38 pm

The Lilywhites appear to have been exploring the market to sign a new striker as a potential replacement for Harry Kane. Anj Postkoglu’s side decided to cash in on the Englishman last summer but have yet to sign anyone to bolster the centre-forward position.

A number of names have been mentioned as important targets for the north London club, including Ivan Toni, Santiago Jimenez and Serhu Gilasi, but Gudmundsson is now emerging as a serious option.

According to Football Market , Tottenham are keen on signing the Iceland international and are currently “at the forefront” of securing his signature. The report also claims Genoa could be forced to cash in on the 26-year-old this summer and could demand a transfer fee of around £26m for him. Therefore, Tottenham can acquire his services at an affordable price.

However, Calciomercato says West Ham are also plotting a move for him, so Tottenham would face stiff competition from their city rivals in completing any potential deal for him. The report claims that Inter Milan and Juventus are also interested in the Genoa star, but they do not want to match Genoa’s valuation of £26 million.

Gudmundsson to Tottenham Hotspur

The striker has burst onto the scene after a stellar performance in Serie A this season, scoring 10 goals and providing three assists in 27 league games.

The 26-year-old is a versatile forward who can play anywhere on the front line. He is quick, can thread passes between the lines, is efficient in creating chances for teammates, is able to finish his own chances, and works very hard even when he is not in possession of the ball.

Gudmundsson therefore has the necessary attributes to play in Postkoglu’s high-octane style of football and could therefore be a shrewd signing if Tottenham Hotspur purchase him.

However, it will be interesting to see whether the north London club ultimately choose to take concrete steps to secure the signing of the striker in the upcoming transfer window to bolster their attacking department.