Diego Godin Will Sign For Inter Milan On Free Transfer In June
Manchester United target Diego Godin has reportedly passed a medical at Inter ahead of joining the Serie A team in the summer, according to Sky Sport Italia's Gianluca di Marzio.
The Atletico Madrid defender has been on the Reds' radar for some time as they look to strengthen their defensive options. At 32 years-old, Godin has been pivotal towards Atletico's La Liga success in the past years.
Diego Simeone's side have one of the best clean sheet records in the league and have only conceded 13 in 20 games, the lowest of all.
But Atletico have a policy in place that means any player over 30 won't be offered any more than a one year extension.
Spanish radio station Diario AS claim the Uruguayan will join Inter on a two-year deal with the option to extend to a third, worth an annual wage of €5.5m.
Diego Godin will sign for Inter Milan next summer on a free transfer, and has already had a medical in secret, reports @FabrizioRomano pic.twitter.com/IYBirbNXY8
- B/R Football (@brfootball) January 24, 2019
Diego Godin will sign with Inter as a free transfer on next June, confirmed as we said weeks ago: he already had medicals with Inter :flag_uy::large_blue_circle: #transfers #Atleti #Inter
- Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 24, 2019
This news will frustrate United fans who have seen their team linked to the centre-half for over a year.
The Reds' season has turned for the better after Jose Mourinho was sacked in December. Interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has won every game since.
Other United defensive targets include Serie A centre-backs Kalidou Koulibaly and Kostas Manolas - as well as versatile Atleti' defender Lucas Hernandez.
United fans: which player would you like to see at Old Trafford in this transfer window or the next? Let us know in the comments.
Words by Kane Allen...