Manchester City are looking for defender

Manchester City are looking for defender

Manchester City intend to purchase Atletico central defender Jose Gimenez.

The current season has become one of the worst for Manchester City at the moment. The team gutlessly lost the championship crown to Liverpool, dropped out from the FA Cup, won not the most prestigious English league cup and continues fighting for the Champions League cup. The break clearly did not benefit the Citizens considering that during that time Real Madrid gained good pace and will not allow to pass themselves in the UCL round of 16 easily.

I am inclined to believe that the long-term injury of John Stones was the reason for such a failure of City in the domestic arena. Because of this, Pep Guardiola had a hard time picking up the center-backs. In tandem with Laporte, not the best defender Nicolas Otamendi played, which made the coach sometimes put Fernandinho in this place.

And now, realizing that the team does not have enough bench length in defense, Pep Guardiola paid attention to Atletico's defender Jose Gimenez. The Uruguayan has shown a consistent level of play for the Mattressers over six seasons, playing 17+ matches in every La Liga. This is in the team of Diego Simeone, who does not tolerate weak-tempered players and easily expelled the negligent football player from the club.

Therefore, City are so interested in buying Gimenez that even The Times writes about it. At the same time, there are pitfalls in this transfer. One is the Citizens' recent battle with UEFA, which they have won, and they will play in next season's Champions League. In the public eye, it is not a good idea to carry out the transfer of 120 million euros as Atlético want.

On the other hand, Gimenez is very stable, rarely injured, and he is also only 25 years old. By purchasing him, Manchester City will forget about the problems in the central defense zone for many years. Moreover, he will play in tandem with Laporte and will become the first adequate leading defender after the departure of Vincent Company.