"Since I arrived at the club we have grown so much, we have won important titles, we have a brand new stadium and it is an honour that they count on me and to be able to keep contributing to the growth of this great project," Gimenez said.

Gimenez joined Atletico in 2013 and played 38 games last season, scoring twice.

The 23-year-old is part of Uruguay's 2018 FIFA World Cup squad. La Celeste begin their campaign against Egypt tomorrow night at 10pm AEST.