Manchester United linked with shock deadline day move for Diego Godin

Annette Crawford
August 9, 2018

Godin has been at Madrid since 2010 and has made 350 appearances for the club. That much we do know.

Leicester City are said to want a world record fee for Harry Maguire, Tottenham want around £50m for Toby Alderweireld, who has one year left on his deal, and Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng has reportedly said he has no interest in moving to Manchester.

Mourinho downplayed United's chances of signing another player with just hours remaining of the transfer window.

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

Rumours emerged on Thursday morning suggesting Godin was the latest defensive target on United's wanted list, but Atletico were quick to dismiss the prospect of selling their iconic defensive talisman and are believed to be ready to offer the 32-year-old a new contract.

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.


And BBC Sport journalist Stone has now revealed that the Red Devils were always wary of bidding for the 32-year-old.

Diego Godin in action for Atletico Madrid.

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.

A leader and tough uncompromising defender, he is a player Mourinho has coveted for some time and is a key component to Atletico where he has a strong relationship with coach Simeone and that relationship has led to a deadline day rejection.

United have signed three players this transfer window, Diogo Dalot, Fred, and Lee Grant.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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