Liverpool are reportedly keen on Atletico Madrid defender Jose Maria Gimenez.
Liverpool should still win their first ever Premier League title this season, despite the coronavirus outbreak suspending the season until at least the end of April.
The Reds may be worrying about the prospect of the season being voided and their title taken away from them, but fans have to try and focus on something else – such as thinking about the summer transfer window.
Liverpool are already being linked with a host of potential signings, and a new centre back appears to be a possibility for Jurgen Klopp whenever the transfer window opens.
Marca claim that Liverpool have three players on their radar, with Inter Milan’s Alessandro Bastoni and RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano believed to be wanted, as is Atletico Madrid’s Jose Maria Gimenez.
Gimenez, 25, has played just 16 times for Atletico this season, and only came on as a late substitute in Atletico’s win over Liverpool at Anfield earlier this month.
The Uruguayan has been a regular under Diego Simeone for many years though, and has proven himself as a gritty, uncompromising centre back who is superb in the air despite being just 6ft 1in tall.
Gimenez could form a solid partnership with Virgil van Dijk in the Liverpool defence, and some Liverpool fans on Twitter think that the prospect of them playing together ‘should be illegal’ because they’ll be so good.
Some are really excited, urging the club to pick Gimenez ahead of Bastoni and Upamecano, branding him a ‘serious defender’ and ‘absolute monster’.
Gimenez please— PT (@PaulTho37927064) March 22, 2020
Gimenez next to virgil omg— Glennjr (@Glenaldinho) March 22, 2020
Gimenez— Karim (@KikoCnavaro5) March 22, 2020
Giménez pleases https://t.co/aIUsTtNbhq— Winlring (@winlring) March 22, 2020
Gimenez please. https://t.co/9QhjYtbs7v— Gaurav Singh (@gauraverage) March 22, 2020
Gimenez would be a fantastic signing https://t.co/LcPe9xsjaO— Sam (@SamLFC86) March 22, 2020
No word of a lie Van Dijk-Gimenez centreback partnership would be illegal, but his release clause is 120mill euros so i hardly see us paying anywhere near that amount for a defender. https://t.co/8ApZEdhAx8— ErhanLFC (@ErdzLfc83) March 22, 2020
Giminez all day— Praneeth (@praneeth1012) March 22, 2020
Serious defender!— Mick Hagan (@Mick9Hagan) March 23, 2020
Hell yeah. We need a solid defender when Klopp wants to rotate— Ärif (@NotMuhd_Arif) March 23, 2020
Gimenez— Korie (@Virg_VD) March 23, 2020
Bring in Jose Gimenez. The guy absolutely monster, can’t imagine him play alongside Van Dijk. Siuuu madness! https://t.co/xf2wHvrADR— Magical Mo (@magicalmo_) March 22, 2020