According to Daily Express, Arsenal are reportedly looking to make a £26m move for Atletico Madrid defender, Jose Gimenez.
Spanish publication Don Balon claim s that Arsene Wenger’s interest in 21 years old Uruguayan is serious and that the Frenchman will look to make a move in the forthcoming January transfer window.
Although, the Daily Express claims that such an offer is not going to be enough to lure him away from the La Liga outfit. The Uruguayan has a release clause of £52m.
Manchester United are already interested in the 21 year old and are in much more dire need of a centre back. Manchester United’s defenders have had a really patchy start to their, United’s defense started well but have been really shambolic recently. Also, Eric Bailly’s injury has made things worse for them.
Jose Mourinho had to play two full-backs as the first team centre backs as Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind took charge of the United’s defense.
On the other hand, Gunners have had a great start to their season and have been really good at the back with their new summer signing, Shkodran Mustafi putting in some great shifts and has built a great partnership with Gunner’s skipper, Laurent Koscielny.
Although, Arsenal also have Gabriel Paulista and Per Mertasacker to call upon if needed with Rob Holding in the mix but both Gabriel and Mertasacker are looking to move away from the Emirates. Arsene Wenger looks to ve building a team for Arsenal’s future and sees Gimenez as one of the best centre backs with immense potential.
But, Arsene Wenger might have to shell out much more than he’s willing to get the Atletico Madrid man, also with Manchester United really interested in the Uruguayan, his price might soar.
Jose Mourinho is looking to revamp Manchester United’s squad and feels United’s defense needs an overhaul. He is looking to build his own legacy at United and sees Gimenez as a major fix in defense. The Old Trafford outfit are reportedly looking to bid upto £50m to get their man and also to keep other clubs away from him.
The Uruguayan has had a frustrating start to his season at Vincent Calderon, he had just started 2 games so far this season after being a regular since past two seasons. Gimenez has been capped 21 times so far in his short career.