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Report: Man United favourites to sign Inter Milan defender Diego Godin

Reports from Italy suggest veteran Inter Milan central defender Diego Godin is destined for a move to the Premier League this summer.

The Uruguay captain joined Inter as a free agent from Atletico Madrid last June but has failed to establish himself as a first-team regular under Antonio Conte this season.

Godin is not one of Conte’s preferred centre-backs in his trademark three-at-the-back formation and is therefore believed to be looking for his next club.

And according to to Tuttosport, as sourced by Football Italia, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur represent Godin’s most probable destinations.

It is claimed that United remain the favourites to sign Godin, despite an interest from Jose Mourinho in North London.

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In reality, we cannot see a reason why rumours linking United with a move for Godin would hold any truth.

At 34-years-old, Godin is reaching the twilight of his career and is perhaps looking for one move before hanging up his boots.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer does still require experience to guide his young, talented squad, but Godin would demand high wages and a short-term deal would simply not make sense.

The Norwegian is well stacked in central defence, and Godin’s arrival would only stem the development of the likes of Axel Tuanzebe in terms of game time.

United should only looking to bring in a centre-back if they have potential to be world class or are at the peak of their powers. Matthijs De Ligt and Kalidou Koulibaly are prime examples.

Perhaps Godin would have been the ideal signing at centre-back about five seasons earlier for United.

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