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Tottenham Eye Up £30m Swoop for In-Demand Albert Gudmundsson

Despite facing competition from elite Serie A clubs, Tottenham Hotspur haven’t lost hope of capturing the services of Genoa ace Albert Gudmundsson.

As per Calciomercato, as many as six clubs hold the Iceland international in high regard heading into the summer transfer window, with Bayern Munich the last team to join the picture.

Napoli, Juventus and Inter Milan are the 26-year-old’s long-term admirers, but they can’t stretch their financial muscle enough to trouble wealthy clubs from abroad.

Genoa will ask for up to £30 million for the ‘new Mohamed Salah’ as Gudmundsson’s clubmate Kevin Strootman recently described him in an interview, as quoted by Football Italia

The Dutch veteran sees the former AZ Alkmaar forward, who has tallied 20 goals between club and country this season, as Salah’s potential successor in the Premier League. 

Spurs could use their strong relationship with Genoa to lure Gudmundsson to North London after completing two pieces of business with the Serie A outfit in January. 

Djed Spence left Tottenham to link up with Genoa on a short-term loan, while Radu Dragusin departed Luigi Ferraris to join forces with Ange Postecoglou’s team.

Gudmundsson could be the missing ingredient to take Spurs to the next level after Postecoglou’s charges fell short of a top-four finish despite a mighty start. 

Converting chances has been an issue for Tottenham this term.

Brennan Johnson and Dejan Kulusevski combined for just 11 league goals, leaving Son Heung-min and Richarlison as the only reliable finishers.

Timo Werner’s winter arrival hasn’t improved Spurs’ scoring output as the German forward continued in a similar vein to his infamous spell at Chelsea

Given Tottenham’s notorious chance-wasting habits, Gudmundsson’s acquisition makes sense, especially with Werner expected to return to his parent club, RB Leipzig, at the end of the season. 

However, the Londoners are not the only Premier League side interested in Gudmundsson, with West Ham United also setting sights on the Icelandic phenom. 

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