‘Ouch.. 2nd Thoughts’ ‘Avoid Like The Plague Then’ Fans Call On City To Avoid 109M Rated Target For One Key Reason

‘Ouch.. 2nd Thoughts’ ‘Avoid Like The Plague Then’ Fans Call On City To Avoid 109M Rated Target For One Key Reason

Atletico Madrid centre-back Jose Gimenez has spent the best part of 200 days on the sidelines with injuries over the past two seasons, leaving some Manchester City fans to question whether the club should be pursuing the Uruguayan.

The 25-year-old has been named as one of two alternatives to Kalidou Kouibaly with the Citizens’ attempts to sign the Napoli star having stalled. Supporters on Twitter are not sure Gimenez would be the better option:

Gimenez has also been linked with Chelsea this summer and, aside from his injury record, another major problem is his €120m (£109m) release clause. Atletico are unlikely to agree to selling the centre-back for below that number, meaning the prospects of the defender moving to the Etihad before the transfer window shuts are pretty low.

Koulibaly may well be expensive, especially as he is 29, but he rarely gets injured and he has been pretty consistent with his performances. City may well be wise to stick with their original plan to get the Senegalese international.

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