Atletico Madrid defender Jose Maria Gimenez ‘could never think about’ joining Real Madrid, despite reports in the Spanish media.
The Uruguayan defender signed a new long-term contract at Los Rojiblancos this summer until 2023 with his new deal including a €120m release clause.
“I could never do it, I cannot even contemplate it,” Gimenez told La Sexta, in quotes carried by Marca.
“These rumours in media always spring up when we are playing in a Madrid derby, it is normal to fill in newspapers.
“Nobody from Real Madrid has ever spoken to me to ask the question and the answer would not be a positive one.”