Manchester United make Diego Godin enquiry

Lynette Rowe
August 9, 2018

The Red Devils have spent the day frantically chasing a defender - but it appears they will end up with no-one coming through the door.

It hasn't been for a lack of interest in other players either with United fans teased by a multitude of transfers rumours ranging from Sergej Milinkovic-Savic to Gareth Bale.

Leicester City's Harry Maguire, Tottenham Hotspur's Toby Alderweireld and Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng have been said to be Mourinho's preferred options.

A leader and a champion defender, Godin has a huge admirer in Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.

Now reports emerging from Spain suggest United have made a late effort to sign 32-year-old Godin, with Mourinho eager to add some experience to his defensive line.

According to reports from Sky Sports, United have made contact with Atletico Madrid for the Uruguayan global.

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However, although no there has been official confirmation of a new contract, United were told that Godin has agreed a new contract - and would remain at the Wanda Metropolitano with Diego Simeone's side for at least one more campaign. It is understood that the defender is likely to sign a new contract with Los Rojiblancos instead.

United are in the market for a new centre-back but have faced frustration over their top targets.

It will come as little surprise that rival supporters found the news rather amusing with United's misfortune somewhat compiling their struggles this summer.

Godin, who was one of the best defenders at this summer's World Cup as Uruguay reached the quarter finals, could be the answer to Mourinho's prayers.

The fanbase if starting to grow exhausted of the 55-year-old and a first title challenge since Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement seems to be a must.

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