Diego Godin to Manchester United?

Diego Godin to United? Image: worldfootball.net

Uruguayan defender Diego Godin wants to make a switch to Manchester United from Inter Milan according to Tuttosport in Italy.

The 34-year-old transferred from Atletico Madrid to Inter Milan last summer. But unfortunately for him he hasn’t been able to nail down a starting spot in Milam’s starting eleven. So now clubs around the world are interested in Godin. Tottenham and Manchester United is at the top of that list, and he’s expected to go to one of these two clubs.

I don’t believe that Manchester United would ever be interested in him because we have enough quality defenders. Finding a defender isn’t one of Solskjaer’s priorities this summer. The boss wants to obtain a right winger, a striker and a central midfielder that’s supposed to be creative. So I don’t see how Diego Godin figures into Ole’s plans. He’s also 34, which is too old for Manchester United.

If this were a short-term measure whereby time was running out for us to buy a quality defender, and there were no other viable options then I could understand that. But this isn’t the case. What’s the point in bringing in a defender that will be getting to the end of his career in the next three or four years? and he may want to retire by 36 or 37.

If he was in his late twenties or early thirties then maybe I could see us acquiring him. But it would of depended also on the quality defenders that we would have available, especially in his position. With Tottenham they definitely need at least two excellent defenders. So I don’t know if they are interested.

But I don’t think he has enough pace to play in the Premier League anyway. Also as he gets older he’ll be a liability for any Premier League club as he would only get slower. He’s better suited for La Liga in Spain and Serie A in Italy. The pace of the game is slower in those leagues, and I think that would better suit him than in the Premier League.

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