OFFICIAL: Atlético sign defender José María Giménez

The Uruguayan defender flew in on Wednesday to sign a five-year contract

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Atlético Madrid announced the signing of defender José María Giménez from Uruguayan Primera División club Danubio on Wednesday.

The 18-year-old Uruguayan talent, currently on duty with his national U-20 football team, flew in to Madrid where he successfully underwent a medical examination before signing a five-year contract.

A versatile centre back, José María Giménez is also capable of playing as a full back.

Atlético Madrid sporting director José Luis Pérez Caminero described his signing as a “natural talent, a quick defender, a good man-marker and a classy ball-winner with a good shot.”

What do you think of this move?

  • starvs

    I’ve obviously never heard of this dude, who knows could be good, could be Leandro Cabrera-esque; guess we will know eventually….

  • shlomgar

    He looks really good for our club. He’s fast and athletic, and has room to grow. I’m seeing a bright future ahead of him.

  • piserakos

    i don’t know… i believe he is a good player and a great talent… any one know how much this transfer cost?

  • leika

    I think he didn’t cost that much, considering our this years transfer policy. Probably around 2-3 million euros or maybe less. Hope our scouts have done great job. I think he will play mostly as a centre back if Cata leaves. Cause we already have Juanfran and Manquillo for right back.

  • athenssuper3

    i’ve read that he had sign for atletico b for the begin… 2-3 millions isn’t a huge amount but i think they are a lot for someone like him so i just believe they are less:P

  • 81jamie

    Hopefully he can become our Paolo Montero without all the red cards. Showing my age here?