La Liga star starts transfer war between Liverpool and Manchester United

Atletico Madrid’s defender Jose Gimenez is said to be disillusioned by life on the substitute’s bench since he lost his place in the team’s starting lineup.

The defender is one of the many top quality defenders on Atletico’s book, he was first choice option at the start of the season, but has now been relegated to the substitute’s bench. Missing the derby with Real Madrid was said to have upset him the most and he now wants to move for more first team action.

Jose Mourinho wants to take him to Old Trafford as a cover for the unreliable duo of Chris Smalling and Phil Jones. The Portuguese boss is still looking for the right defensive partner for Eric Baily and believes Jose Gimenez can be that perfect partner.

Jurgen Klopp’s biggest problem this season has been his defence, his Liverpool squad is filled with exciting attacking options, but their defence has been very porous this season, he believes Gimenez can help the Reds become more solid at the back.

Both teams are preparing to compete in four competitions next season and know that they need to sort out their defensive issues before the competitions start.


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