Manchester United fail with Diego Godin approach

Mae Harvey
August 10, 2018

Manchester United made an eleventh hour effort to sign Uruguayan worldwide Diego Godin, but their advances have been rebuffed by the defender.

In their search for a center-back, Manchester United have reached Madrid and have reportedly asked about the availability of Atletico Madrid captain, Diego Godin.

Sky Sports News reports that, despite Jose Mourinho's claims on Thursday morning that no further deals are close to being completed, United could yet bring in Godin from Atletico.

United were hopeful that they could have persuaded Godin to sign and join his new teammates in time for the Red Devils' Premier League season opener against Leicester on Friday night but they will have to return to the drawing board now. With this in mind, a move for the 32-year-old Uruguayan global would make sense.

Godin, 32, has been one of the world's most consistent defenders over the past five years.

Manchester United want a new defender. It is understood that the defender is likely to sign a new contract with Los Rojiblancos instead.

Diego Godin in action for Atletico Madrid.

Having been linked with moves for Harry Maguire, Toby Alderweireld, Jerome Boateng and Yerry Mina this summer, United suddenly began showing an interest in Chelsea's Kurt Zouma late on Wednesday night.

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

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