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Juventus, AS Roma interested in Atletico Madrid defender valued at €35-40 million



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Atletico Madrid are forecasting major changes in the upcoming January transfer window as they look to trim their squad following the shock elimination from the UEFA Champions League.

Argentine international Rodrigo de Paul is already tipped to leave Atletico Madrid after the end of the FIFA World Cup. But according to Mundo Deportivo, another star player in the form of Jose Maria Gimenez is facing an uncertain future at the club.

One of the longest-serving players in the current setup, Gimenez had been a part of Atletico Madrid since 2013. He has featured in over260 matches for the club, becoming a vital asset at the back, especially after the departures of Joao Miranda and Diego Godin.

However, Gimenez’s spell at Atleti could soon come to an end, with Juventus and AS Roma among the clubs interested in his services.

The report suggests Roma coach Jose Mourinho is a huge admirer of Gimenez, who is known for his aggression and physically robust style of play. The Portuguese mastermind, therefore, wants him as part of his defensive setup at Stadio Olimpico.

Atletico Madrid themselves are believed to be open to a sale for Gimenez in the January transfer window. The Uruguayan international, though, could cost a fortune, with the club valuing him at around €35-40 million.

Such a figure could prove to be challenging for Roma and Juventus, both of whom have been experiencing economic difficulties. But as the clubs look to recover from disappointing starts to the season, they may fancy splurging on a defensive star like Gimenez, who has what it takes to perform at the highest level of football.

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  1. Joseph Taylor

    November 5, 2022 at 4:36 pm

    €35-40 million? Not even close. Triple that.

    “Manchester City may have reportedly offered 100 million euros for Jose Gimenez but Atletico Madrid are not willing to negotiate his departure.”

    look it up

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Atletico Madrid competing with Barcelona, Liverpool for 26-year-old midfielder



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Sofyan Amrabat is a player in demand, with the midfielder reportedly a top target for various clubs during the January transfer window, as confirmed by his brother.

However, Atletico Madrid are also keeping tabs on the Moroccan international, with the club said to be interested in bringing him to Wanda Metropolitano.

According to Foot Mercato, Amrabat is keen on moving to La Liga, and Atletico Madrid are one of the clubs that he admires. The midfielder had previously praised Atleti boss Diego Simeone, further fueling speculation of a potential move to the Spanish capital.

Atletico Madrid’s interest in Amrabat comes in the midst of uncertainty over the future of Axel Witsel.

The Fiorentina star could be a possible replacement for the Belgian midfielder, whose contract at the club expires at the end of the season, with his father hinting at a possible exit.

However, Atleti would face competition from Barcelona in the pursuit of Amrabat, who appears to be prioritising a move to Camp Nou. The Moroccan international could potentially become an excellent alternative for Barça’s top target, Martin Zubimendi.

However, Fiorentina is unlikely to let the midfielder go cheaply, and Barcelona would have to sort out their economic situation to afford him.

That is where Atletico Madrid might look to get ahead of the Catalans. Although the Spanish giants are also struggling with finances, they may still be able to swoop in and secure the services of the Fiorentina star come the end of the season.

It is too early to deduce anything just yet. A lot will be uncovered as we enter the final phase of the season. Amrabat himself will be keen on making a definitive decision on his future, as he looks to take the next step in his career.

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