Chelsea are reportedly eyeing defender Jose Gimenez from Spanish club Atletico Madrid – and some of the Blues fans on Twitter are eager for him to make a switch to Stamford Bridge.
According to the Telegraph, Frank Lampard’s side have scouted the 25-year-old as a possible target but will need to offload a centre-back from the current squad first if they want to sign him.
The report claims that Chelsea scouts have watched the Uruguay international on a number of occasions in action.
It is understood that the centre-back as a £109million release clause, but Chelsea would not fork out that sum and have to negotiate a much lower price.
After a 5-3 defeat to Liverpool in midweek, the issues in the backline where once again on display and it’s a problem that desperately needs fixing for next season.
There has especially been a serious issue in defending set-pieces throughout the entire campaign and a commanding aerial presence in the defence would be ideal.
Gimenez is a highly-rated centre-back that is great in the air and has incredible experience for a 25-year-old, earning 58 senior international caps for Uruguay already.
He’s a ball-playing defender that has made 190 appearances for Atletico too and previously won La Liga, which is why a selection of Chelsea fans on social media believe he could be a great addition.
Here are some Blues supporters discussing Gimenez:
Any defender bought from Atletico is massive.
— Omar (@CFCSyr) July 23, 2020
If we could pull this off omdsss😭
— Billy Gilmour (@BillyGilmourSZN) July 23, 2020
Yes please he’s a solution to our problems aggresive, commanding, good in the air we should give them whatever they want
— Bartek Brzózka (@Cyniczny_szczyl) July 23, 2020
OMG i beg u chelsea on my kneez just make my dream come true, sign gimenez absolute top top class defender beast
— jabirfaisal (@jabirfaisal10) July 23, 2020
Get him… If we get him he’d easily be the second best defender of the league.
— Havertz FC (@think_cfc) July 23, 2020
I like this news,I hope Chelsea can sign him,he is a good defender
— Alex B Eteki (@Alonxoeteki) July 23, 2020
Throw anything at them for Gimenez please https://t.co/tw5Hrfdwvn
— Harry (@CFCHarryM_) July 23, 2020