Diego Godín turns down Man City move

Defender to stay at Atleti despite Manchester club willing to meet clause

Godín celebrates his sixth season with Atlético this year

Godín celebrates his sixth season with Atlético this year

Just a day after Diego Godin’s five-year ‘anniversary’ with the rojiblancos, the Uruguayan has rejected an offer from Manchester City.

Pellegrini asked Manchester City to deposit Godin’s release clause in an attempt to reunite with his old pupil from their time at Villarreal.

However, Atletico legend Diego Godin reportedly rejected the succulent offer from the Citizens and will instead renew his contract with Atleti.

Reports say Pellegrini personally requested Manchester City sign Godin in an attempt to fix City’s most worrying issue, their defence.

However, Godin proved how committed he is to Atleti as he turned down the chance to play in the Premier League.

Now, various outlets in Spain are reporting Godin will renew his contract with Atleti until 2019.

With this new contract, Godin will see a pay increase, although it’s much lower than the sum the English club were offering.

Just a few weeks before the season is to begin, it’s expected Godin will once again captain Atleti in his sixth season in red and white.

One word to describe ‘El Faraon’ is: legend.

¡Grande Uruguayo!!

  • Jack Millington

    City neither want nor need him good player that he is.

  • BlasiusMagnus

    why would he go to that soulless club? yeah, money… well, once again he proved what the “legend” word means.

  • Arjit Barua

    You say that like you actually know what’s going on behind the scenes.

  • berosos_bubos

    We all do, sod all unfortunately.

  • Ahmad Hossainy

    Those five are a living proof that loyalty still exists, so, petrodollar club, go look for money whores elsewhere .

    Juanfran turned down Arsenal twice and Koke turned down Barca twice, both have been offered more than double of their salaries at Atleti, and if those blind people could see what Simeone sees in Gabi & Raul they would have made them crazy offers as well, and Gabi & Raul would have turned them down too .

    I wish Oliver, Saul, Grizi, Gimeneze and many others be like them .

    There is still some good in the world .

  • Ahmad Hossainy

    And yet, in Mansour era, City have spent millions on players they knew they didn’t need .

  • For Godin, it is not about the money. Thank you Diego for staying. Looking forward to a Champions League title this year.

  • icarus11

    Yes! This is why i love Atletico. Loyal players, a real sense of loyalty and teamwork. Vamos Atleti!

  • AaX

    Now this is a true essence of a footballer. Honouring this Badge and committed to Its Cause as well with Its Supporters. No Pain No Gain, No Sacrifice No Sublime Victory.This Is ATLETI !