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Diego Godin's Transfer Release Clause Is Ridiculously Low

Diego Godin's Transfer Release Clause Is Ridiculously Low

Diego Godin helped formed the almost watertight defence that stopped Cristiano Ronaldo from scoring on Saturday night but the Uruguayan is actually available for a ridiculously cheap price this summer.

The biggest surprise of Uruguay's win over Portugal on Saturday evening wasn't the result and nor was it Cristiano Ronaldo's lack of effect on the game, further than helped Edinson Cavani off the pitch, but it was actually the fact that Uruguay conceded.

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Not only did the South Americans let one in but it was a corner from a header considering Diego Godin and José Giménez are their two centre backs, and hadn't conceded a goal in the tournament before Pepe's equaliser, it was quite the surprise.

However other than that one piece the Uruguay defence repelled the Euro 2016 champions with Portugal having 67% of possession but being restricted to just five shots on target.

The Atletico Madrid defensive pairing of Godin and Gimenez was a major part of that however the two could be split up for an extremely cheap price.

As per a report in Spanish newspaper SPORT from last month Godin only has one year left on his contract and his transfer release clause is just €20 million.

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Godin celebrates the win with Luis Suarez. Image: PA Images
Godin celebrates the win with Luis Suarez. Image: PA Images

The 32 year old was being linked with a potential move to Juventus in the story whilst Manchester United have also been linked with Jose Mourinho after another centre back.

SPORT do say that it's unlikely Godin would move even if someone did offer his release clause, as seen with Antoine Griezmann it's difficult to sign Atleti players, but offering around £18 million would at least give a club the chance to test Godin's resolve.

Should the former Villarreal defender not leave for his extremely small sum then the La Liga side would need to tie him down to a new contract before clubs can negotiate with him for a free transfer next summer.

Godin like a fat kid on a cupcake against Ronaldo. Image: PA Images
Godin like a fat kid on a cupcake against Ronaldo. Image: PA Images

Uruguay didn't concede against Egypt, Saudi Arabia or Russia in the Group Stages, as they topped Group A, and their opening goal against Portugal was an ominous sign for the Europeans.

Despite Pepe's header Edinson Cavani scored his second of the game to put Uruguay through to the quarters and a match against France on Friday.

Will Godin show why he should be worth a lot more once again or will Kylian Mbappe's speed break him?

Topics: Football News, Diego Godin, Atletico Madrid, World Cup news, Transfer news, World Cup, Uruguay

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.

 

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