Inter Milan, Manchester United Join Diego Godin Pursuit


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Atletico Madrid star centre-back Diego Godin is one of the best defenders in Europe, bu he is reportedly eager to leave Spain in order to find new challenges. That could be expected considering he is already 32 years old and does not have much time left playing in a top environment.

The experienced Uruguay international is in the final year of his current deal with Los Colchoneros, and several Spanish media outlets are claiming Godin is open to leave Spain during the January transfer window. Manchester United and Inter Milan are already considering to make an approach regarding the defender’s availability.

Both sides could certainly use someone like Godin to anchor their respective defensive lines. It’s not a secret that defence has been the Achilles heel on the Old Trafford side, and Godin would represent a huge upgrade over the current in-house alternatives such as Eric Bailly, Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof.

The same goes for Inter, although they haven’t had as many problems as United on the back line. Inter have several quality centre-backs where the name of Milan Skriniar stands out, but Godin would be perfect for the Italian Serie A. He would be fit perfectly on Luciano Spalletti’s side.

Godin joined Atletico Madrid from Villarreal in 2010. This season he made 11 La Liga appearances and scored two goals in the process.