Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin has emerged as a transfer target for Manchester United
According to the Sun, Manchester United are intent on signing Atletico Madrid’s £30 million-rated centre-back Diego Godin. Jose Mourinho is reportedly willing to top the defender’s £70,000 per-week wage rate to lure him into a move to Old Trafford.
Things have not gone as per plan for Mourinho at his new club and he almost has a crisis situation on his hands at United. Despite spending a significant amount of money in the transfer window to rope in his “specialist” players, the new signings have struggled to adapt to life in the Premier League.
Paul Pogba cost United a phenomenal £89 million, and until now, the French midfielder has done very little to justify his price tag. Zlatan Ibrahimovic looked to have hit the ground running in England’s top flight, but has withered out of late with goals hard to come by for the prolific Swede.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan has not struggled for playing time while Eric Bailly’s form had topsy-turvy before he suffered an injury.
Due to the Ivorian’s spell on the sidelines, Mourinho has been forced into using a makeshift centre-half pairing of Daley Blind and Marcus Rojo. The left-footed duo have struggled to form a decent understanding and have given United a need to invest heavily in a world-class defender.
Atletico’s Diego Godin has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League and could fit the bill for the Red Devils. He is a physical and ball-playing defender and has exceptional leadership qualitied
Godin is an avid reader of the game and while he isn’t blessed with the best of pace, his overall technique makes up for it. The Uruguayan centre-back could form a world-class pairing with Bailly at the heart of United’s defence.
It is also understood that the Red Devils will offload as many as 8 players as Mourinho is planning a transfer overhaul to free up funds and a payroll budget to bring in new players. Bastian Schweinsteiger, Matteo Darmian and Rojo look certain to leave the club as they have failed to convince Mourinho about their futures at Old Trafford.