The Blues this season took over from Manchester United which most players join. After two very good transfers, Chelsea gained an appetite for more which keep sending them new candidates. Now, Chelsea adds Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez to his wish list.
Some are unlikely but others sound quite specific and come from reliable sources. This was the source of information about Chelsea’s interest in a certain defender. The Telegraph claims that Chelsea will try to bring Jose Gimenez from Atletico Madrid. The club’s scouts were even supposed to be watching the Uruguayan for some time.
However, the reports coming from them to Frank Lampard were to convince the Englishman so much that he wants to strengthen the defensive line of his team primarily with this player. Although the source does not tell us how many Atletico Madrid would like for Gimenez because Chelsea has apparently not asked for it yet, its price can be estimated.
Chelsea have been scouting Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez, with Frank Lampard keen to sign a new defender. [Telegraph] pic.twitter.com/pG80wBnH1V
— Transfer News (@TransfersLlVE) July 24, 2020
It will not be small because the Uruguayan is valued by the Transfermarkt portal at EUR 56 million. Chelsea would have to be prepared for at least this amount because the player’s contract with the club in Atletico Madrid lasts 3 years and there is no bargaining for this.
Therefore, the transfer is unlikely to take place, even if the interest mentioned in the source is sincere and genuine. Chelsea has a lot of other expenses on their heads as they are trying to finalize the gigantic transfer of Kai Havertz and is still considering bringing in a new goalkeeper, including Jan Oblak for whom they would have to pay 120 million.
#cfc Chelsea are being linked to Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez as Frank Lampard assesses his options should he choose to make changes to his central defenders this summer.
| @Telegraph pic.twitter.com/E71dbXkt0s
— Chelseafc Official (@ChelseaFile) July 23, 2020
Lampard also wants to buy a left-defender. So there are a lot of expenses, so the money will certainly not be enough for Gimenez. Lampard also wants to buy a left-defender. So there are a lot of expenses, so the money will certainly not be enough for Gimenez.
Although it would certainly be useful and there is no doubt about it. The line of defense is the formation that is the most defective in Chelsea which was revealed in the last game against Liverpool, during which Chelsea allowed 5 goals.
Next season, they will be able to scare the front even more but it would also be appropriate to feel confident behind so that their games.