Atletico Madrid’s Diego Godin ‘agrees Inter deal’

Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin has reached an agreement to join Inter this summer on a free transfer, say Cadena Ser.

Sky Sport Italia had previously that the Milanese giants were close to signing Godin on a free when his contract expires in June, although the claim was quickly refuted by Diario AS.

However, the Spanish radio station Cadena Ser now claim the Uruguayan defender will join the Nerazzurri on a two-year deal with the option of a third, worth an annual wage of €5.5m.

The 32-year-old is still regarded as one of the world’s elite central defenders and also has long-standing interest from Juventus and Manchester United.

Atleti’s policy is not to offer contract’s of over one year in length to any player over the age of 30.

Los Rojiblancos are also currently at their salary budget for wage offerings, meaning a new deal is unlikely to be sanctioned until players depart the first-team squad.

Godin is one of three experienced defenders out of contract at the Wanda Metropolitano this summer, alongside Filipe Luis and Juanfran.

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