Published: Thu, August 09, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Diego Godin subject of approach from Red Devils

Diego Godin subject of approach from Red Devils

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.

He has spent the last 11 years of his career in Spain, switching from Villarreal to Atletico in 2010, and has won seven major trophies with the Colchoneros including the 2014 La Liga title.

The 32-year-old is a crucial cog in Diego Simeone's Atleti team and showed his class with a superb campaign at the World Cup with Uruguay, as they reached the quarter-finals.

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

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.

According to reports from Sky Sports, United have made contact with Atletico Madrid for the Uruguayan global.

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.

Godin has reportedly rejected a €9m-per-season offered by United in order to stay at Madrid.

"So it's time, at least for me, to stop thinking about the market because the market will be closed".

According to Sky Sports, United have made a move for Godin and are chasing a deal for the 32-year-old, considered one of the finest defenders on the planet.

United have signed three players this summer, with Diogo Dalot, Fred and Lee Grant being added to the squad.

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

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