The Uruguay international has joined Atletico Madrid from Danubio for a fee in the region of 900,000 euros in July 2013. The 22-year-old has a valid contract with Atletico Madrid until June 2018.
Since his arrival from Danubio, Jose Maria Gimenez has scored 5 goals and provided 5 assists in 99 games for Atletico Madrid.
The 22-year-old is considered to be one of the best defenders in Uruguay.
Jose Maria Gimenez has represented Uruguay at Under-20 level, winning 9 caps, before making his senior international debut in September 2013. As a member of Uruguay national football team, Jose Maria Gimenez has won 34 caps and has scored 4 goals.
There has been no movement on Jose Maria Gimenez agreeing a contract extension at Atletico Madrid, and he will be on the radar of many European clubs during the winter.
Adding a defender remains Inter’s top priority this winter and Luciano Spalletti will have drafted a shortlist of a number of possible targets he could approach in the coming months.
Luciano Spalletti has always been a manager who keeps his eyes on the most talented young players across the globe.
Inter manager is a long term admirer of Jose Maria Gimenez and believes he can get the most out of the Uruguay international.
Luciano Spalletti will reportedly be handed a huge transfer kitty this winter and the Atletico Madrid defender is thought to be among the manager’s priorities.
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Inter are desperate to make an impact in the winter transfer window.
According to the report in Italian Media, Inter were looking for another centre-back in the summer transfer window, but failed with moves for Shkodran Mustafi and Eliaquim Mangala. So they will try again for a reinforcement at the back in January, with Gimenez top of their list.
How strong that interest is and whether Inter will make a summer move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.
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