Not Griezmann – Man Utd Given Green Light To Sign £60m Atletico Madrid Man

Atletico Madrid players pose for a team group photo before the match.

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Manchester United are reportedly targeting a move for Jose Gimenez.

The Atletico Madrid defender has been in and out of the squad recently, and is currently behind Diego Godin and Stefan Savic in the pecking order.

As a result, at the age of 22, a move away from the club seems likely in order to get some more games under his belt and avoid wasting his obvious potential warming the bench.

Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho is eager to secure the signing of one of Europe’s most promising defenders, and is considering a swoop to shore up his back line.

With Phil Jones continuing to struggle with constant injuries, Chris Smalling flittering between incredibly solid and worryingly shaky, and Victor Lindelöf failing to show any of the qualities United paid Benfica solid money for last summer, Mourinho appears to be in desperate need of a new man at the back.

Eric Bailly is the only defender who can claim to be trustworthy at the moment, and if Gimenez is brought in, the two are likely to partner each other at the heart of United’s defense. However, to sign the Uruguayan, the Red Devils will have to dig into their pockets once more.

Gimenez recently signed a new contract with the Liga Santander side, and the deal contains a £60 million buy-out clause. However, the Old Trafford outfit certainly possesses the funds required to get the deal done.

According to reports, United’s competition for the defender’s services appears to be from Serie A champions Juventus, who are also keen on bringing in a new center-back.

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Written by Reyhan Ashley  

Manchester United fan, Wayne Rooney is his role model. Passionate writer who has written for several sites in the past. He’s also an aspiring pianist and creates background music for BlameFootball’s Youtube channel.


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