Manchester United Approach Atletico Madrid Over Shock Move for Defender Diego Godin

Diego Godin

Diego Godin

However, The Sun say Mourinho now feels Godin used the Red Devils to broker a new Atletico contract instead.

Leicester's Harry Maguire, Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld and Barcelona's Yerry Mina are among the names that have been linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent weeks, but manager Jose Mourinho confirmed he was not expecting any arrivals in the final hours of the transfer deadline.

Godin emerged as a late candidate to solve United's central defender crisis and his release clause at Atletico Madrid made the move look relatively realistic.

Manchester United have made a last-minute approach to sign Atletico Madrid defender, Diego Godin.

But United appear to still be trying to bring in a top defender with attention suddenly turning to Godin.




Godin, the captain of the Uruguay national side, is widely considered to be one of the best defenders in the world, and at 32, has plenty of experience.

On Thursday morning, several reports claimed that United had contacted Atletico in the hopes of adding Godin to their squad before the 5pm deadline.

Manchester United are reportedly chasing a deal to sign Diego Godin.

Godin's agent supposedly approached United this week about a deal for his client.

He said: "I'm not confident, I'm not confident and the market closes today so is time at least for me to stop thinking about the market because the market will be closed. I will have to focus on the players I have in relation to this first couple of matches". However, the 121-time capped Uruguayan worldwide feels settled in the Spanish capital and enjoys an excellent relationship with his current boss Simeone, which has led to him rejecting the English giants' overtures.

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