La Liga Champions Atletico Madrid are looking to make José Giménez a new contract offer in order to divert interest from Barcelona and Manchester United away from the young defender.
Los Colchoneros are reported to have offered the Uruguayan a new five-year-deal in which the player will see his wages tripled, along with his buyout clause rising from €23.9 million to #41.1 million.
This increase is intended to ensure that neither Barcelona nor Manchester United will be willing to risk such a substantial amount of money, on the player who has barely featured for his club side, starting just one game in the league and appearing in the starting 11 on only one occasion in the Copa Del Rey.
The 19 year old’s excellent performances at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil are what have brought him to the attention of other clubs, but it remains to be seen whether their interest will be enough to lure him away from the Spanish capital, given the improvement in the terms of his contract with Atletico Madrid.
Giménez is one of three Atlético Madrid players in the Uruguay squad, alongside Diego Godín and Cristian ‘Cebolla’ Rodríguez, who after qualifying for the round of 16 from group D, were eliminated by Colombia.