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Shocking: Manchester United in hunt for Atletico Madrid’s main man on the deadline day

The Reds Devils are eager to strengthen their squad on the deadline day despite Jose Mourinho not being confident about the late transfers.

In their search for a center-back, Manchester United have reached Madrid and have reportedly asked about the availability of Atletico Madrid captain, Diego Godin. Mourinho is desperate for the signing of a new defender but has failed to find one so far.

Diego Godin to United?

According to the reports in Sky Sports, Manchester United have contacted Atletico Madrid about a possible move before the transfer market closes at 5 PM BST. The 32-year old was named in World Cup 2018’s dream team after his rock-solid performances for Uruguay.

Sky Sports also revealed that Manchester United’s search for a defender has not gone according to the plans this summer. The club had two bids rejected for Leicester City defender Harry Maguire. They also failed to bring their other two targets – Jerome Boateng and Yerry Mina. Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld has also been linked with the Red Devils for more than a month now, but both the clubs have failed to reach an agreement for the defender.

Diego Godin has now been considered as a last-gasp option for United. 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. Godin has been a part of Atletico Madrid setup since 2010. He has taken the captain’s armband this season from Gabi, who left the club at the end of last season. The defender has won La Liga in 2013-14 and Europa League on two occasions with Atletico Madrid.

Manchester United start their Premier League campaign tomorrow with a game against Leicester City.

Author’s Take:

Diego Godin is a crucial part of Atletico Madrid’s defensive set-up. It looks almost impossible for United to convince the Spaniards. Having said that, deadline day is famous for its twists and turns. So, let us wait and watch what happens in the last few hours. And if United get Godin, man…that would be one hell of a deadline day move!

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