Report: Tottenham failed with £30m offer for Fiorentina striker Giovanni Simeone

Mauricio Pochettino the manager of Tottenham Hotspur gives instructions during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on August 27, 2018...

Fiorentina's Serie A talisman Giovanni Simeone is reportedly a target for his dad Diego at Atletico Madrid, and Tottenham Hotspur.

Giovanni Simeone of ACF Fiorentina celebrates after scoring his third goal during the serie A match between ACF Fiorentina and SSC Napoli at Stadio Artemio Franchi on April 29, 2018 in...

Tottenham Hotspur's failure to sign a single player during the summer transfer window was well documented. But it is not as if a lack of incomings have hindered Mauricio Pochettino's side on the pitch, with Monday's 3-0 humiliation of Manchester United at Old Trafford making it nine points from nine.

And it seems that Spurs’ dearth of signings was not for a lack of trying.

 

According to Tuttosport, Tottenham were hoping to sign Giovanni Simeone during the summer and even made an offer in the region of £30 million. Fiorentina, however, rebuffed this bid as they are determined to hang onto their prized asset until January at least.

Simeone scored 14 goals in his debut Serie A season for La Viola after his 2017 move from Genoa. The 23-year-old starred on the opening day of this campaign too, scoring and assisting a goal in a Man of the Match display in the 6-1 thrashing of Chievo at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.

Giovanni Simeone of ACF Fiorentina in action during the serie A match between ACF Fiorentina and Chievo Verona at Stadio Artemio Franchi on August 26, 2018 in Florence, Italy.

And Tuttosport adds that Simeone is also a target for Atletico Madrid. Los Colchoneros are coached by his dad, Diego.

It is understood that Spurs are still interested in the lively Argentine centre-forward so don’t rule out a new approach in January, particularly if they need someone capable of taking the pressure off Harry Kane.

Diego Simeone, Coach of Atletico Madrid celebrates after winning the UEFA Europa League Final between Olympique de Marseille and Club Atletico de Madrid at Stade de Lyon on May 16, 2018 in...

 

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