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According to an exclusive report from the Daily Mail, it revealed that Arsenal have opened talks with Atletico Madrid and Uruguayan international Jose Gimenez.
However, I believe our search for a new centre-back could finally come to an end as this is not an article about Shkodran Mustafi but a more better centre-back whose links with Arsenal is reportedly on the verge of collapsing.
Much fans are waiting feverishly for a new centre-back in the club and with recent report linking the Uruguayan defender with the Gunners, I believe this could ease this to an extent.
With clubs like Arsenal showing much desire to sign a player of great ability but they often comes with huge price that scare interested clubs away from committing, despite their overwhelming potential.
However, the Uruguayan has a £56million release clause on his deal with the Rojiblancos, but report from Sportsmail [via Daily Mail] claims an offer in the range of £40million would please the La Liga giants to sell him.
Gimenez is 21-year-old and I believe he is not one for the future, the Uruguayan has been a key part of Diego Simeone’s side during the La Liga 2015/16 campaign and he’s reportedly enthusiastic to join any first team.
He maintained a balance of speed and agility and despite him being a central defender, he isn’t afraid to get stuck in, I believe it would almost be like having another Laurent Koscielny in the team.