United Approach Atletico Over Signing Of Diego Godin
United Approach Atletico Over Signing Of Diego Godin
Godin captained Uruguay to this summer's World Cup quarter-finals
09 August, 2018, 17:41
With this in mind, a move for the 32-year-old Uruguayan worldwide would make sense.
Any hope that Manchester United would sign Diego Godin on transfer deadline day didn't last very long at all. It has now been revealed by the Sky Sports reporter, Gianluca di Marzio, that the Red Devils were ready to pay the Uruguayan's release clause of €25m.
Manchester United are reportedly chasing a deal to sign Diego Godin.
The Red Devils have found it extremely hard to sign a new center-back this summer as another defender has rejected a move to the Old Trafford.
Atletico coach Diego Simeone spoke with Godin at the beginning of preseason to make it clear he wants him to stay.
Harry Maguire, Toby Alderweireld, Jerome Boateng and Yerry Mina are all on United's radar as the deadline encroaches and Atleti's Godin has now emerged a target for the Premier League giants.
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The report claims United also offered to double Godin's wages to £8.1m-per-season after tax but unfortunately they have not been given any encouragement that a deal can be done before today's 5pm deadline.
In his press conference ahead of Friday's season opener against Leicester City, the Portuguese did not sound optimistic about his club's chances of signing anyone before the transfer window slams shut.
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