DIEGO GODIN has denied getting one over Jose Mourinho and utilizing Manchester United’s switch to haggle a brand new contract.
The Atletico Madrid icon was a late and shock candidate to maneuver to the Premier League when the Previous Trafford boss was desperately looking for centre-backs on deadline day.
Mourinho failed with efforts to lure Leicester’s Harry Maguire, Spurs’ Toby Alderweireld and Jerome Boateng from Bayern Munich to United.
And with simply hours left of the window he was surprisingly linked with the Uruguayan exhausting man.
The deal finally got here to nothing and Mourinho was livid with what he believed was Godin utilizing his aspect to spice up his market worth throughout talks over a brand new contract.
However the 32-year-old defender has denied utilizing the Particular One as a pawn in his contract talks and has performed down any new Atleti deal.
Forward of his aspect’s Tremendous Cup conflict towards Actual Madrid, Godin mentioned: “I’ve not renewed.
“I’ve had gives, though I’ve determined to remain for private causes and I’m solely excited about the ultimate.
“However I’ve not prolonged my contract.
“I noticed that information got here out however I have no idea the place it got here from.”
Godin’s consultant approached United towards the tip of the window, claiming the Uruguayan was eager to return to Previous Trafford and a deal may very well be achieved.
United subsequently made a suggestion for the agent to take to the Atletico Madrid board.
However, simply hours later, centre-back Godin was reported to have signed a brand new contract on improved phrases believed to be £6.74million web a yr.
Godin has a staggeringly low £18million launch clause at Atletico Madrid regardless of being thought-about the most effective centre-backs on the planet.
SunSport understands Manchester United provided Godin an £7m-a-year package deal earlier this week… however the South American turned it down to remain in Spain.
Godin – additionally a switch goal for Serie A giants Juventus this summer season – has been the spine of Diego Simeone’s strong squads for the previous few years.