Diego Godin Joins Inter for FREE After 9 Years with Atletico Madrid #166

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We are a few weeks into this summers transfer window. So far Inter haven’t had much in ways of getting players until this week. The only thing that has happened so far is them changing management as Conte takes control of the helm as Spalleti’s contract ended at the end of the season and his future seemed unclear. But this week Inter have a few players who will be signing for the club in the next few days. The first offical signing of this transfer window is Diego Godin. Godin over the past two seasons in the various transfer windows had been rumored that he would be joining the club. But has of the past few weeks those rumors have heated up. But in the span of the last week it was clear that he would be joining. He joins Inter after his contract was up for Athletico Madrid on July 1st 2019. Also it was the decision of Godin to leave the club after he made it clear he wasn’t going to sign a contract extension for them. With that Inter jumped on it and accept a free transfer for the center back.

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In his early professional carrer Godin played for Cerro at just age seventeen after a long string of top quality performances he was transferred to the primevara division of the club Club Nacional. Where he was on the fast track to become captain due to his strong leadership qualities and professional nature. In August in 2007 Godin signed for the Spain side Villareal on a five year contract. In his second match for the club he would score his first goal for them in what would be a 2-3 loss to the club Osasuna on October seventh. He participated in twenty four matches where the club achieved it’s highest club finish in history which was second place but after that he considered which placement would be best suited for him and he found himself stronger in a defensive position as a solid center back. On August 4th 2010 Godin left Villareal after playing only 36 matches for the club he joined rival club Athletico Madrid. They payed 8million euros for the center back for five years. He made his debut on the 27th in the whole match of what would be a huge 2-0 win against Inter in the Uefa Super Cup. A few years later he signed a contract extension keeping him at the club until 2018. He scored four league goals which turned into seventeen goals overall for the club that season. He would score their only goal in the Champions League final where Real Madrid won the match 4-1. In 2015 Manchester City were highly intrested in Godin but he rejected the offer as the club was managed by former Villareal manager Pellegrini. In October 2017 he became the foreign player to have had the most apperences for the club with at the end of his tenure their a total of over 275 apperences. Which he surpased the former record set by Luis Perea and he was in the 2016 and 2018 Ballon D’or nominations. In 2019 he scored the second goal in what would be a 2-0 win over Juventus in the round of sixteen in the Champions League. On the seventh of May he had announced he would be leaving the club after spending nine years there. On July 1st he joined the Nerrazuri on a three year contract on a free transfer which was reported he agreed to the deal back in January.

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Diego will be a great asset to the club. He will be a great alternator between Skriniar and Devrij. He is great at stealing the ball away from opponents and is good at doing that in dangerous spots such as inside of the box. He is also good at blocking chances and do whatever it takes to get the ball back or keep the ball on Inter’s side. When he isn’t doing a solid job defending the ball he is a solid goal chance taker he also does a solid job at assisting others chances as well. Despite being thirty three years old he still has a lot to offer and with that being said welcome to Inter Diego.

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