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Arsenal Reportedly Interested in Atletico Madrid Defender

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Arsenal are reportedly interested in 21 year old Atletico Madrid center back Jose Gimenez.

Gimenez is an extremely talented defender who has a release clause worth £56 million, but Atletico are reportedly willing to sell him for a slightly cheaper price of £40 million.

Arsenal has also expressed interest in Shkodran Mustafi during this transfer window, but Gimenez is arguably the more talented of the two players.

Gimenez has had very good player ratings of 7.22 and 7.52 (according to WhoScored.com) over the past two seasons, and if he joined Arsenal he would likely be a starting player for many years to come.

However, at this point in time, Mustafi appears to be Arsenal’s top center back target. This is likely due to the fact that he will probably be available at a cheaper price.

As of now a transfer move for Gimenez does not seem likely for Arsenal, but the Gunners interest in Gimenez could pick up if they are unable to sign Mustafi in the next few days.