Atlético rejected offer from Manchester City for Giménez
The English champions are keen on the 19-year-old, who has excelled in recent weeks for Atlético.
The English team offered 22m euros. José María Giménez has taken advantage of the opportunities handed to him in recent weeks by coach Diego Pablo Simeone. Ten days ago Atlético Madrid received a tempting offer from Manchester City to sign Giménez during the forthcoming January transfer window.
The Spanish champions rejected the bid of 22m euros that was offered for the young Uruguayan centre-back. For several seasons City have been looking for a reliable centre-back. They made a good offer to take Pepe from Real Madrid and tried for Diego Godín last summer too. Now Txiki Begiristain wants to give City boss Manuel Pellegrini one of the most promising centre-backs in the world. But Giménez remains at Atleti.