Manchester United Approach Atletico Madrid Over Shock Move for Defender Diego Godin

Godin captained Uruguay to this summer's World Cup quarter-finals

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

Sky Sports' Jim White, has claimed that Diego Godin's agent, used Manchester United to get his client an improved deal with Atletico Madrid. Mourinho is desperate for the signing of a new defender but has failed to find one so far.

United were ready to pay Godin £8m per year in salary and put together an offer for the agent to take to the Atletico Madrid board.

The 32-year-old was reportedly offered a deal worth £8 million-a-year at Old Trafford but Godin turned down the opportunity in favour of a new contract at Atletico.

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United, as their defensive signing options were drying up, made a late attempt to sign the Uruguay global. Godin also had a splendid 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation, earlier this summer, where he played a crucial role in Uruguay's run to the quarterfinals.

Manchester United want a new defender. But Uruguay's signing can be a great news for the fans as he is considered as one of the best defender's in La Liga. He has 122 global caps and has scored 8 times for Uruguay.

Toby Alderweireld, Harry Maguire, Yerry Mina, Jerome Boateng and Kurt Zouma have all been linked with a move to Old Trafford in the last couple of weeks, only for United to reach deadline day without signing any of them.

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