The latest Arsenal transfer rumours linking Arsene Wenger with a possible mo0ve for the young Atletico Madrid and Uruguay international defender Jose Gimenez just serve to highlight once again the problems that our manager has been talking about in his quest for new players in the summer transfer window.
Now I am not saying that Gimenez would not improve the Arsenal squad, although to be perfectly honest I do not know a lot about him, but the £40 million price tag that the Daily Mail are reporting is simply crazy. The reason we are being linked with Gimenez in the first place is supposed to be that Wenger is not willing to match the £30 million valuation that Spanish club Valencia have slapped on their German international centre back Shkodran Mustafi, so I do not understand why we would then pay more for a player with less experience.
At 21-years old Gimenez has more international caps than the 25-year old Mustafi but Wenger has spoken about the need for experience to cover for Gabriel and Mertesacker and I just cannot see him signing another defender the same age as Calum Chambers, can you?
The report claims that we have begun talks with Madrid over his transfer but I will eat my hat if this transfer deal happens.