‘Better option than Koulibaly’ – Fans react as Man City make €94M ‘formal offer’ for La Liga centre-back

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Manchester City Fans have been reacting to a post on Twitter, which relays reports that the club have submitted €89m bid for Atletico Madrid defender Jose Maria Gimenez.

Despite the £41m capture of Ake from Bournemouth already, defender still remain the priority with Kalidou Koulibaly the main target.

The Citizens have been trying to sign Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli for much of the transfer window. It’s been a hard fight, with the Serie A club’s president wanting a huge fee and being unrealistic regarding his prospects of getting it.

Accoding to AS, the Premier League club have offered €89 million plus €5 million in bonuses to Atletico Madrid for central defender Jose Maria Gimenez, which is more than they reportedly wanted to pay for Koulibaly.

The reports adds Atlético have reiterated that they do not want to sell Giménez and have referred to his substantial €120 million release clause.

Man City sources have confirmed the bid for Jose Maria Giménez, however the club have received a ‘no’ from Atlético Madrid. It is a case of paying the release clause, or not signing the player.

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In reaction to the report shared on Twitter by City Chief and Man City Xtra, City fans have expressed their thoughts and opinions.

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