Diego Godin reveals why he turned down Manchester United move

Atletico Madrid defender, Diego Godin, has revealed he turned down a deadline-day move to for “personal reasons”.

Godin was the subject of a bid from the Red Devils as the club looked to strengthen their defence.

United were willing to pay the 32-year-old’s €25million buyout clause, but the Uruguay international turned down their advances.

There were reports that Godin was set for a new bumper deal at the club, but the defender quashed those rumours and finally explained why he rejected United.

“I have not renewed. I have had offers, although I have decided to stay for personal reasons and I am only thinking about the final.

“But I have not extended my contract.

“I saw that news came out but I do not know where it came from,” Godin said ahead of Atletico Madrid’s Super Cup clash against rivals Real Madrid.

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Amadi Promise

Amadi Promise is an Assistant Senior Editor at Okay Nigeria ( who handles Sports & Educational sections. He loves sharing what he knows and also learns from others. Promise is also an Android developer at Rad5 Tech Hub.

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