The central defensive role is once again under intense scrutiny, as injuries and a dip in form create fresh challenges for Ten Hag.
Ten Hag is eyeing a potential solution in the form of Jose Maria Gimenez from Atletico Madrid. The 28-year-old Uruguay international ranks among the world’s elite central defenders when he’s in peak condition. However, Gimenez has grappled with a recurring injury issue, limiting him to no more than 28 LaLiga appearances in a single season.
A move for Gimenez presents a classic high-risk, high-reward scenario for Manchester United. Complicating matters further is the fact that Gimenez recently inked a fresh contract with Atletico Madrid.
Atletico now holds a more advantageous bargaining position, given that the center-back is bound to the club until 2028. Nonetheless, according to the report, it is suggested that a bid in the region of €40 million could be sufficient to secure Gimenez’s services.
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The pursuit of Gimenez by Manchester United underscores the club’s determination to bolster its central defensive options. With injuries and inconsistent performances plaguing the current squad, Gimenez could potentially offer a solution, provided he can stay clear of injury concerns.
As the transfer discussions evolve, the footballing world watches with intrigue to see if Manchester United’s gamble on Gimenez, a player of undoubted quality, will come to fruition, or if the complications surrounding his recent contract extension will prove insurmountable.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.