OYOGist.com has learned that Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is keen to add a quality defender to his side and the Blues are in the market as the London club are looking to bolster their defence ahead of next season and the Blues transfer chiefs have set their sights on Atletico Madrid’s Jose Maria Gimenez as the Uruguayan defender has impressed the Blues scouts.
Chelsea have always been said to be ready to sign a defender and several names have been linked with the Blues, Kalidou Koulibaly has been linked with Chelsea but the Senegalese defender has been regarded as too expensive for a 29-year old. Chelsea are looking to sign a younger world-class defender.
Jose Gimenez could be heading to the bridge as he has been reported to be ready to leave Atletico Madrid where he has flourished. 25-year old Jose Gimenez is regarded as one of the best defenders in the world as he has been an integral part of Diego Simone’s defensive side and his continued impressive performances has seen his status rise.
The Uruguayan has been a major part of Atletico Madrid’s defence and he has a release clause of £111m. The defender will require a huge fee to take him out of the Wanda Metropolitan.
Although, it has been reported that Chlsea are confident of completing the deal for the defender for a much lesser price due to the financial impacts of the Ongoing pandemic.
Chelsea scouts have identified Gimenez as the defender to come in and transform Chelsea’s leaky back line as the Uruguayan defender has marshalled Atletico’s defence since Diego Godin left for Inter Milan. Gimenez is now well regarded as an elite defender.
Chelsea already have a strong attacking side but the Blues needs to invest in their defence so as to enable them compete for for the premier league title in the coming years. Chelsea are reportedly ready to spend big on Gimenez.
The arrival of a world-class defender like Gimenez will be a massive addition to Frank Lampard’s Chelsea side. A partnership of Jose Gimenez and the likes of Andreas Christensen or the highly rated Tomori could mean Chelsea will be having the best defence in the EPL.