Real Madrid are considering to pay Jose Maria Gimenez buy-out clause to bring the Uruguayan to the Santiago Bernabeu this summer, Spanish radio station Cadena SER has revealed.
Florentino Perez and Zinedine Zidane are seeking for a centre-back, given that Pepe seems set to leave the club at the end of the season.
The Atletico Madrid man is one of the most promising young centre-backs in La Liga and Los Blancos believe he could be the perfect man for the job.
Journalist Jose Ramon de la Morena revealed that Los Merengues are ready to bid high to sign the Uruguay international: “Real Madrid are determined to sign Gimenez. We’ll see if they get it, because Gil Marin will not make it easy for Real. Gimenez’s buy-out clause is 60 million euros and Real Madrid are ready to pay it.”
The young centre-back has become a guaranteed starter at Atletico Madrid, a team that has only conceded 16 goals in La Liga this season -11 less than Barcelona and 13 less than Real Madrid.
Many clubs will be interested in signing him next summer, but Atletico will do anything possible to keep him.