Diego Godin confirms Atletico Madrid exit

Diego Godin has confirmed he is leaving Atletico Madrid when his contract expires this month: “This club has been a way of life.”

The Uruguayan defender is out of contract this summer and has been heavily linked with a move to Inter, who are said to have already agreed a deal with him.

“Now I have more nerves than for any match,” Godin said at the beginning of the press conference, as he tried to fight back tears.

“These are my final days at Atletico, this has been more than a club for me, they have been a family, my home and a way of life.”

Cadena Ser have previously claimed 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.

Godin has spent nine years with Los Rojiblancos and made 381 first-team appearances.

Juanfran Torres, Filipe Luis and Godin are all out of contract at Los Rojiblancos, while fellow defender Lucas Hernandez has already joined Bayern Munich.

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