Atletico Madrid’s Jose Maria Gimenez ‘could not join’ Real Madrid

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.”

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