The defensive department of the Manchester City squad needs quality additions this summer.
The latest reports in England suggest that Manchester City have submitted bid for Atletico Madrid centre-back Jose Gimenez.
The 25-year-old has been with Atletico since 2013, having signed for the club from Danubio for 900,000 euros. The Uruguay international’s current deal expires in 2023.
In 191 appearances for Atletico, Gimenez has managed to score 8 goals, and create 8 goals for his teammates.
The 25-year-old is considered to be one of the best centre-backs in Uruguay.
Jose Gimenez has also left his mark at the international stage after netting 8 goals in 58 senior appearances for the Uruguay national team.
His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Manchester City.
Pep Guardiola wants to sign a new centre-back and Gimenez is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.
The Manchester City manager has been impressed by his performances last season and could make a move this summer.
Manchester City are desperate to make an impact in the summer transfer window.
Jose Gimenez has been a good servant for Atletico Madrid, and is a centre-back who places himself in the right positions in defensive situations. He has the quality and the experience to make an immediate impact.
According to the report, “Manchester City are launching a bid for Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez. Fed-up with Napoli’s stubborn negotiating tactics for Kalidou Koulibaly, AS says City have turned to Uruguay international Gimenez. City have tabled a massive €89m to Atletico for Gimenez. The bid could rise to €94m in bonuses. Atletico, however, are reluctant to negotiate and have referred City to Gimenez’s €120m buyout clause. But it’s claimed this is just a tactic and that GM Miguel Angel Gil Marin is prepared to sell Gimenez if City make their bid €90m up front.”
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Atletico would be wise to keep the Uruguay international, but if they do let him go expect it to be for a hefty sum.
Good signing for Manchester City?
Manchester City must improve their defensive options and the signing of Gimenez would be a step in the right direction.
The 25-year-old is certainly a player that would strengthen the current City squad and would be a good buy in the summer transfer window.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Manchester City.
It will be interesting to see if Manchester City are willing to pay the asking price for Gimenez.
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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.