Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin ‘snubs Manchester City move’

Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin has reportedly snubbed a move to Manchester City.

 

City had identified the Uruguayan as the man to heal their backline, per the Daily Mail, but a £28 million move may have already been derailed.

Marca reported on Friday that Godin will instead sign a new deal at Atletico, despite City apparently offering the 29-year-old a £4.6m-a-year deal.

City only conceded six goals more than Chelsea in the Premier League last season, but many of the goals were a direct result of individual errors.

It had appeared City were content to start the season with the same trio of centre-backs – Vincent Kompany, Eliaquim Mangala and Martin Demichelis – with a surprising dearth of reports linking them with defenders this summer.

But sudden interest in Godin coincided with a mediocre pre-season, which saw them brushed aside 4-1 by Real Madrid before they leaked four goals in one half against Stuttgart.