Manchester City offer €94 million for José María Giménez. The primary objective had been Kalidou Koulibaly.
Manchester City have presented a formal offer to Atlético Madrid to acquire the services of José María Giménez.
As AS has learned from sources at the Madrid club, the Premier League powerhouse has offered 89 million euros for the signing of the Uruguayan central defender.
City make provisions for five million euros in bonuses for certain objectives being met, which could take the overall cost of signing the player to 94 million euros.
Atlético Madrid were made aware of the English club’s desire to sign Giménez and immediately pointed to the release clause of 120 million euros.
City’s sporting director, Txiki Beguiristain, began the negotiation with Miguel Ángel Gil Marín, Atlético CEO, and Andrea Berta, sports director, and the latest offer on the table is €89 million plus add-ons, according to AS sources.
espite the call for the release fee, given the current financial climate impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, the offer of 89 million euros is acknowledged by Gil Marín as a sizeable one, and not something that can be discarded easily.
With the expected losses at the capital club this season, this transfer could prove useful, despite the loss of quality on the pitch.
Credit: AS English