Italian giants Inter Milan have asked Spanish club Atlético Madrid about the availability of centre-back José María Giménez.
The defender is said to be considering his future at Atletico, as a host of top clubs around Europe keeping an eye on him, including Serie A giants Inter, who are looking to build a competitive side under new head coach Luciano Spalletti ahead of the 2017-2018 again.
Spanish outlet AS claims that Giménez is eying more game time, and is, therefore, looking to leave Los Rojiblancos. The Spanish club will be reluctant to sell the Uruguayan, though, as they are banned from purchasing any player until January by the UEFA.
The 22-year-old struggled to displace first-choice centre-backs Diego Godín and Stefan Savic last term, making just 17 La Liga appearances for the club. However, the versatile player was also used in defensive midfield and at right-back by manager Diego Simeone, where he contributed wisely.
With the FIFA World Cup coming up in 2018, Giménez is particularly anxious to secure more game time to make sure of his international spot in the Uruguayan team. However, Atletico have made it clear to the player that they want him to be a part of the side and help them fight for titles.
Written by Rajdeep Saha
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