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.