Newcastle United are reportedly considering making a move for Atletico Madrid’s Jose Gimenez in the upcoming summer transfer window.
The Magpies are seeking an experienced defender as they expect to qualify for the Champions League next season under the guidance of their new manager Eddie Howe.
Gimenez has been an important player for Atletico for almost a decade and has been instrumental in their defensive setup. He helped the team win the La Liga title this season, and he remains a crucial part of their plans. However, Los Rojiblancos are facing significant financial difficulties and may need to sell players to raise funds.
While Atletico are hoping to retain some of their key players, including Joao Felix, there are concerns that they may have to sell Gimenez. If Newcastle decides to pursue Gimenez, Atletico will demand a substantial fee for the defender, who has attracted interest from Chelsea in the past.
Newcastle United are reportedly in the market for an experienced central defender, with Eddie Howe looking to bolster his backline ahead of the club’s anticipated Champions League football next season.
Newcastle have been linked with a number of potential targets, including Juventus’ Gleison Bremer and Torino’s Perr Schuurs. However, given the quality and experience of Jose Gimenez, the Tyneside outfit are now considering pursuing the Atletico Madrid defender.
Gimenez has two years left to run on his contract. He has been a key player for Atletico for almost a decade and played a significant role in their La Liga title win this season. However, the Spanish giants are facing financial challenges and may need to sell players to raise funds.