Tottenham given transfer green light by club president as 16-goal striker told to 'dream' of move

<a class="link " href="" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:Albert Gudmundsson;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Albert Gudmundsson</a> looks on during the Serie A TIM match between Genoa CFC and <a class="link " href="" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:Cagliari;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Cagliari</a> at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on April 29, 2024 in Genoa, Italy. (Photo by Simone Arveda/Getty Images) -Credit:2024 Getty Images

Tottenham have been handed a potential boost in their pursuit of Genoa striker Albert Gudmundsson. The 26-year-old Icelander has been heavily linked with a move to Spurs at the end of the season, and Genoa president Alberto Zangrillo has hinted that a deal could be on the cards.

Zangrillo said: "He is a young, serious guy, who wants to cultivate ambitions that we are not able to guarantee at the moment. It is useless to deny it. He has a national and international market, it is correct for both parties to make evaluations, what matters is the final result."

These comments suggest that Genoa would be willing to sell Gudmundsson if they receive a suitable offer. Tottenham are keen to bolster their attack at the end of the season, and Gudmundsson could be a valuable addition to their squad.

The striker has enjoyed a successful season in Serie A, scoring 14 goals in 32 appearances. Only Son Heung-min and Richarlison have hit double figures for Spurs this term.

Tottenham are expected to face competition from other clubs for Gudmundsson's signature. However, the opportunity to play for a club of Tottenham's stature could be a major draw for the Icelandic international.

"I don't deal with these things," Zangrillo said. "Let the player dream and leave it open to us to operate correctly on the market. We have learnt to love our boys; we can make good transactions and think that in a few years, Albert can say 'if it wasn't for Genoa I would not be here'."

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Gudmundsson's current contract runs until 2027, meaning Genoa will be in a commanding position to demand a sizeable fee for the in-demand Iceland international. Any interested party will now have to convince Genoa to part ways with their prized asset.

Tottenham Hotspur could hold the advantage should they join the race for Gudmundsson's signature. Spurs, who struck two deals with Genoa in the January transfer window, signing Radu Dragusin and loaning out Djed Spence, could leverage their existing relationship with the Italian club to their benefit.