in , , , , , , , , , ,

“He doesn’t get desperate”- In-form Eredivisie star backed to play for Real Madrid or Manchester United

Manchester United will hope to trump Real Madrid to the signing of Santiago Gimenez . (Photo by MAURICE VAN STEEN/ANP/AFP via Getty Images)
Manchester United will hope to trump Real Madrid to the signing of Santiago Gimenez . (Photo by MAURICE VAN STEEN/ANP/AFP via Getty Images)

Willem van Hanegam believes Santigo Gimenez is worthy of being a Manchester United player

According to Manchester Evening News, Willem van Hanegem the legendary striker for Feyenoord believes that Santiago Gimenez has the potential to play for either Real Madrid or Manchester United in the future.

Gimenez’s start for Feyenoord in the Dutch League (Eredivisie) was simply electrifying when he managed to find the back of the net twelve times within his first eight matches and contributed with a couple of assists. Since then, he has transformed into one of the hottest strikers in Europe.

Willem van Hanegam said:

“He will only remain at Feyenoord for the time being. Everyone likes him very much; he doesn’t get nervous when he misses an opportunity.

“He doesn’t get desperate, for example, he could have made 15 or 16 (goals) already. That’s how you look at him, because he has those qualities.

“He doesn’t get stuck in it, that’s a sign that things are going well in his head. He remains calm, he knows he will be a top scorer.”

Manchester United might make an offer for Feyenoord striker Santiago Gimenez. (Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images)
Manchester United might make an offer for Feyenoord striker Santiago Gimenez. (Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images)

Rasmus Hojlund, who joined the Red Devils from Atlanta, is currently the clear starter up front. He has already scored three goals in the Champions League.

The 20-year-old has the ability to rise to the top, but manager Erik ten Hag could prefer a strong rival in the future given Anthony Martial’s lacklustre performance.

He has been a regular off the bench for the Red Devils this season, although he hasn’t really made a difference. In this scenario, United may rationally think about making a move for Gimenez. Feyenoord who are trying to sell him, are asking for about £43 million, so he won’t be cheap.

Manchester United star Rasmus Hojlund. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)
Manchester United star Rasmus Hojlund. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

It would be great if a player of his calibre joined us. United need a goal-scoring machine at the moment and Santiago Gimenez’s involvement can greatly accelerate that. Marcus Rashford can also benefit from his presence.

More Manchester United News-

However, given Real Madrid’s interest in the player as well, it could threaten United’s ability to sign Santiago Gimenez. We’re still holding out hope that United will formally try to sign him for our team. Let’s wait and see what transpires.

Written by Aditya Bose

Manchester United and Arsenal are keeping tabs on Fulham defender Tosin Adarabioyo.

Manchester United confirm entry of 2,000 Galatasaray fans in home end, chief explains reason why they weren’t ejected

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson defends under-pressure Manchester United goalkeeper Andre Onana after a struggling start to his United career.

Inter Milan chief refuses to rule out re-signing Manchester United goalie Andre Onana