- Liverpool had a scout at Austria v Uruguay last night
- Reports suggest he was watching Jose Gimenez
- Atletico Madrid CB out of contract in summer 2018
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According to reliable Twitter account Scouts in Attendance, Liverpool sent somebody to watch Austria v Uruguay last night.
They also reckon that the most likely candidate as to the purpose of the trip was Atletico Madrid’s centre-back Jose Maria Gimenez, who starts alongside Diego Godin for Uruguay.
The Echo have also picked up on it, and having checked out who was on the field during Austria’s 2-1 win, we can’t see there being anyone else we’re keeping an eye on.
Gimenez is 22-years-old and out of contract in the summer – so is available for a Bosman in roughly six weeks’ time.
He’s very talented, but also strong and feisty in equal measure. Gimenez isn’t the finished article yet, but for around £70m less than Virgil van Dijk would cost – it’s certainly worth considering.
Ideally, we could do with both.