Barcelona are very interested in signing Real Madrid target Jose Maria Gimenez, Spanish newspaper OKDiario has claimed.
The Atletico Madrid man has caught the attention of several European giants, and it seems that Diego Simeone will have it difficult to keep him in the squad for next season.
A few days ago, Spanish press reported that Los Blancos were ready to pay Gimenez’s 60-million-euro buy-out clause. However, according to OKDiario, the 21-year-old would prefer to move to Barcelona, and he would agree to a move should the clubs reach an agreement.
Yet, it seems highly unlikely that Atletico will let their young talent leave unless any club pays his buy-out clause. Barcelona are not willing to spend such a high amount, and they are also eyeing cheaper defenders such as Marquinhos and Aymeric Laporte.
Florentino Perez also has Marquinhos in his wish-list, as the Paris Saint Germain man is reportedly seeking to leave Paris. However, he hasn’t decided whose signing he will attempt first.