Official: Atlético confirm Diego Godín signing

The Uruguayan defender will undergo a medical on Friday

Diego Godín playing for Villarreal

Atlético have confirmed on the official club website that Diego Godín will sign with the club on a five-year contract from Villarreal on Monday.

The clubs agreed a deal this morning. Atleti’s press release does not confirm the transfer fee, but it’s suggested in the media that we’ll pay €8.5m for 50% of the player’s rights.

Godín will arrive in Madrid tomorrow and undergo his medical on Friday.

If all goes well the centre-back will sign his contract on Monday 9 August. Godín has agreed to sign for five years with Atleti and will be presented shortly after signing.

Welcome Diego Godín! That makes four Uruguayans now!

Update 5 August: Atlético buy full rights of Godín
Both AS and Marca report today that Atlético have bought all of Godín’s rights for €11m, which could be increased by €2m in incentives. The €11m will be paid over four installments.

That deal seems a lot better than what was reported earlier, and might even leave some money to sign Tiago this summer.

Godín has arrived in Madrid this morning, has passed his medical, and put pen-to-paper on the 5 year deal. Welcome!

  • Nick Poskitt

    Hooray! This is the news we’d all been waiting for and it’s a fantastic signing for Quique! I hope all goes well in his medical and that he’s ready to sign on the dotted line come Monday.

    I wonder if that’s all the signings completed now, or whether we’ll still be pushing for Fanni from Rennes! Especially after the Rafinha signing for Genoa news.

  • Perfect! He costs us tremendous amount of money, but I hope he will live up to expectations. Hope that Atletico’s curse, making even the best defenders play crap after they come to our team, wont get to him!

  • NiñoTorres

    Great news, we could actually have a decent defence this season! Godín is probably the best centre-back in Spain outside of the top 2 teams, so it’s brilliant that we’ve managed to sign him and Filipe. Fingers crossed now that everything goes smoothly and he can be presented next week 🙂

  • Mathieu

    Excellent signing for Atletico.It seems that we will have finally a decent defense this season.

  • Derek Maaijen

    Read the update in the article. That news makes this transfer even better!

  • Alfon1415

    k ekipazo tenemossss

  • Nick Poskitt

    That’s great news if true that we only paid €11m! Although when was the last time a transfer amount was fully disclosed haha.

  • Flo

    Rod Fanni deal is cancelled after the second signing. But it’s so great to have Godín in our team! Last season was great but now I think the upcoming season could become even better 🙂

  • Martin Rosenow

    Even if the full amount is never disclosed, at least we save face. That was really the only drawback about the deal. Wonderful news for Atleti and yes, now on to Tiago!

  • Ringo Schut

    He passed the medical!!! 🙂

  • NiñoTorres

    He passed the medical and signed yesterday I thought? Seeing as the presentation has already been arranged 🙂