Multiple Spanish media report today that Diego Godín will be an Atlético player as soon as the team returns from Thailand.
Our directors have come along on this trip to Asia, where we will play an All Star team from the Thai league. The match is tomorrow at 12AM Spanish time.
Due to the absence of our directors, the deal can’t be closed yet, but an agreement seems in place. We’ll pay €9m for 50% of his rights and the player will earn €1.4m annually. The only stumbling block seems to be the player’s agent, who owns 30% of Godín’s rights.
Fanni still on the agenda
AS reports today that García Pítarch contacted Rennes to keep them updated on the situation with Fanni. But the Spanish daily is contradicting themselves. While journalist Francisco Díaz reports that GP called to tell Rennes that there’s no money to sign both Godín and Fanni, his colleague Dani Hidalgo writes that Fanni doesn’t have to worry about a thing.
Fanni’s agent is afraid they’re just a back up plan, like Taiwo was. Meanwhile Fanni is holding off offers from Sunderland and West Ham waiting for Atleti.
According to Hidalgo the defender signed some necessary documents yesterday and will earn €1.4m for each of his three seasons in Madrid. We reported earlier that we’ll pay Rennes €4.5m in three terms for this transfer.
Seems most of next season’s transfer budget is already spent, if we have to pay €9m for the other half of Godín’s rights and €1.5m more for Fanni.