News to celebrate this Friday morning, as Atlético Madrid announced on Thursday evening that Diego Godín had put pen to paper on a new four-year contract.
Perpetually linked with a move to the Premier League, with Chelsea and both Manchester clubs touted as €40 million suitors, the news will come as a great relief to Atlético.
With Miranda, Alderweireld and now potentially Siqueira all leaving this summer, keeping Godín in the heart of defence was key to another title push.
Godín’s new contract lasts until 2019, giving the Uruguayan plenty of time to add to his six-trophy haul in the five years since joining Atlético in the summer of 2010.
He’s unlikely to have many better moments than scoring the goal that secured the league title for Atlético in 2014.
With this new deal, Atleti have ensured that Godín will continue to be a key part of Simeone’s side.
Let the celebrations begin!