Juventus and Roma in Race for Jose Maria Giminez

Juventus and Roma in the race for José María Gimínez
Juventus and Roma in the race for José María Gimínez

Serie A giants Juventus are interested in signing Uriguyan defender José María Giménez from Spanish team Atlético Madrid.

Born in Toledo, Giminez began his football career in the Uruguayan club Danubio’s academy.

The centre-back later graduated from the Danubio academy and was promoted to the main team. Giminez played one season for the Uruguayan team before joining Spanish team Atlético de Madrid in the summer of 2013.

The defender settled little by little in the starting eleven and became one of the most important players of the Spanish team. He won two La Liga titles, one Europa League title, one European Super Cup and one Spanish Super Cup title. Giminez has made more than 70 appearances for his Uruguay national team.

Juventus plans a move for Giménez

Juventus and Roma in the race for José María Gimínez

Now, according to a report by Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, Serie A giants Juventus are exploring the possibility of signing Uryuguan defender José María Giménez from Atlético Madrid in the January transfer window.

After dominating Serie A for more than a decade, Juventus is currently going through a period of transition. The Bianconeri have failed to finish in the top three during their last two terms. And now they are off to a bad start to their current season.

The Bianconeri have only won six of their first twelve games. They have added twenty-two points and are in eighth position in the table. Juventus’ performance on the European stage has been even poor.

For the first time in their history, Juventus lost five of their six UEFA Champions League group stage games. This also includes a loss against the Israeli team Maccabi Haifa. As a result, they have been left out of the group stage and will participate in the Europa League.

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Now the Juventus management understands his situation very well. He wants to reinforce his squad with the arrival of quality players in the January market to recover the season. Meanwhile, due to Atleti’s financial problems, they want to sell Giménez in January to get some funds.

This is a great opportunity for Juventus, who can get the defender if they make him an offer of between 35 and 40 million euros. In addition to Juventus, another Serie A team, AS Roma, are also interested in the 27-year-old defender.

With Mourinho, Roma are looking for a place in the top four. They are a big fan of Gimenez, who offers a solid defense. Hence, Mourinho’s team is considering bidding for the defender. So if Juventus want to sign him, they will have to move fast.

Now Juventus will face Inter Milan in their next match.

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