$67.6million Deal Done ! Star Ready to Agree Arsenal Move – Wenger Eager

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Manchester United face real competition from Arsenal in the race to sign highly rated Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez.

The Red Devils have been shaky at the back under the management of Jose Mouirnho this season and reports in the media suggest that the Portuguese manager is serious about signing the young Uruguayan center half to bolster his back line.

However, according to the latest reports (The Sun), Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is eager to reinforce his defense with doubts over Per Mertesacker and Gabriel Paulista’s future.

In such a scenario, Jose Gimenez is heavily linked with a move to the Emirates. Moreover, as per the provided Sun link, the £54million rated ($67.6million) star is looking to sign for the Gunners.

The 21-year-old South American is currently suffering from an injury but he was a key member of the Atletico Madrid squad last season.

At the moment, the North Londoners have a very strong central defense with Koscielny and Mustafi around. However, they do not have any top quality backup.

In your opinion, should Arsenal splash the cash and sign Gimenez?