Newcastle United are pushing to secure Champions League qualification next season and they are plotting ambitious transfer moves ahead of the summer transfer window.
According to a report from Fichajes, Atletico Madrid defender Jose Maria Gimenez is a target for the Premier League club. The 28-year-old Uruguayan has been a key player for Atletico Madrid since joining the club back in 2013.
Gimenez has helped Atletico Madrid win the league title during his time at the club and he could prove to be a quality position for Newcastle if they manage to pull it off.
The Magpies have conceded the fewest number of goals in the league this season, but it seems that they are looking to add to their defensive strengths. Eddie Howe will need a deeper squad in order to compete across different competitions and Gimenez could form a solid partnership with Sven Botman at the heart of Newcastle’s defence next season.
Atletico Madrid are reportedly under financial pressure and they could look to sell a key player this summer. Joao Felix is another player who is likely to be sold in the summer.
Gimenez has vast experience and potential to improve.
Meanwhile, Gimenez has proven himself in the Spanish League and the Champions League over the years, and he has the ability to make an instant impact in the Premier League as well.
Newcastle are hoping to put together an ambitious squad capable of challenging for major trophies and a player with the quality and experience of Gimenez could transform them at the back.
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