Gimenez has been marked as Diego Godin’s replacement, but after struggling to find a place in Diego Simeone’s line-up for majority of the season, the Uruguay international is reportedly considering a move away from Vicente Calderón this summer.
However, the 21-year-old is not keen on leaving Spain, and would agree fresh terms at Atletico, if offered.
It was reported by Daily Star that the highly-rated defender has expressed a desire to move to England, but would prefer to stay put with his current employers if a new contract is offered to him. He has one year remaining on his current contract, along with a £39.5 million release clause.
When questioned about a move to the Premier League, Gimenez replied: “I dream of playing in the Premier League because all matches are fairly even. I would like to go. If Atletico makes me a contract for life, I’ll stay.”
United and Liverpool have been eyeing the 21-year-old, and after his latest comments, both the English heavyweights have now got a huge boost in their pursuit of the Atletico star.
On being asked about his current situation in the Spanish capital, Gimenez revealed: “I am relaxed about the rumours about my future and I always speak with my representatives.”
Gimenez featured in just 17 games in La Liga last season, and wants to play more regularly, especially with next year’s World Cup right around the corner.
Written by Sidharth Jindal
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