United Approach Atletico Over Signing Of Diego Godin

Ross Houston
August 9, 2018

The Portuguese is desperately seeking reinforcements for his defence on the eve of the campaign with summer-long interest in Toby Alderweireld and Harry Maguire failing to result in moves ahead of deadline day.

The 32-year-old has been one of the best central defenders in world football since joining Atletico from Villarreal in 2010 and he was once again a star performer for Uruguay at the World Cup this summer.

Manchester United executive vice chairman Ed Woodward and head of corporate development Matt Judge are both at the club's Carrington training complex this morning as they try to deliver a late signing for Jose Mourinho.


Signing Godin at this late stage would be incredible business by United, but it is also highly hard.

Manchester United's pursuit of Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin has been emphatically ended before it even began on transfer deadline day.

The Uruguay centre-back's agent approached United earlier in the week and told the club Godin was genuinely interested in a move to Old Trafford, according to The Sun.


But Mourinho's hopes were dashed after he was was told the Uruguayan worldwide has agreed a new deal with Atletico Madrid.

It seems Man Utd have also made an audacious attempt to sign Godin as ESPN are one of several outlets reporting they have made it clear to Atletico Madrid they are willing to meet the defender's £18m release clause.

The fanbase if starting to grow exhausted of the 55-year-old and a first title challenge since Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement seems to be a must. It is time for me to stop thinking about the market.


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