Man United transfers: Diego Godin rules out Atletico Madrid exit

Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin rules out a move to Manchester City or Manchester United

Diego Godin has ruled out a move away from Atletico Madrid in the January despite reported interest from Manchester City and Manchester United.

United manager Louis van Gaal is thought to be keen to bolster his defensive options following an injury-hit start to the Premier League season, with Marcos Rojo, Chris Smalling, Luke Shaw, Matteo Darmian and Antonio Valencia all sidelined.

The Citizens have also raided La Liga for a defender in the recent past after Manuel Pellegrini snapped up Argentina international Nicolas Otamendi in a £50m deal in the summer.

However, the Los Rojiblancos man ruled out a move away from Diego Simeone’s side in the near future despite reported interest from the Premier League.

“I’m with Atletico to the death. I’m a fan again, I’ve become enchanted by the club, so I decided to stay and every day I’m happier I made that decision,” Godin told AS.

“I feel I can give more to Atletico and we can achieve important things. The best is yet to come.”

The 29-year-old centre-half has scored one goal and has made two assists in 20 games in La Liga and the Champions League this season.

Godin has scored 19 times in 231 appearances in all competitions for Los Rojiblancos.

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The Uruguay international moved to Atletico from La Liga rivals Villarreal in 2007.

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