Man Utd dealt blow as Atletico Madrid move to tie up €20m defender

Oli Fisher

Manchester United have been dealt a blow as Atletico Madrid wish to renew the contract of one of their summer targets, a report claims.

Spanish outlet AS recently claimed that Diego Godin could be signed for as little as €20m due to a clause in his contract, with the player entering the final year of his contract at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Atletico reportedly fear the defender could be enticed away, with United reported to have contacted his agent to see if he’d have any interest in accepting a move to the Premier League.

Juventus are also in the running to sign him, with their defender Daniele Rugani said to be close to a move to Chelsea.

However, Mundo Deportivo state that Atleti are working on renewing the contract of Godin in order to try and make him stay in the Spanish capital.

The defender was branded as the “best central defender in world football right now” by BBC co-commentator Phil Neville during Uruguay’s recent World Cup win over Saudi Arabia.


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