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Confirmed: Atletico Madrid captain to leave in summer

Confirmed: Atletico Madrid captain to leave in summer

07 May 2019, 15:20

Diego Godin has confirmed he will leave Atletico Madrid when his current contract expires in the summer.

The Madrid captain has made 387 appearances during his nine-year stay with the Spanish side and famously helped the club clinch its first La Liga title for 18 years in 2014. Godin was heavily linked with a move to Premier League with Manchester United termed his destination, however, he rejected a move to Old Trafford.

"I'm a little nervous, much more than I am before a game, but I have called everyone here to inform you that these are my final days at the club," Godin said as he held back tears at a news conference on Tuesday.

On rejecting United

"I refused Manchester United bid one year ago because I decided to stay at Atlético Madrid. Now - one year later - it's time to go". He has already signed his contract with Inter.”

Achievements with Atletico

  • 2 Europa League titles
  • 1 Spanish Super Cup
  • 3 UEFA Super Cups
  • Reached Champions League finals twice(Lost both to Real Madrid).

See also: Diego Godin makes Uruguay History
 

OFFICIAL: Diego Godin confirms he is leaving Atletico Madrid at the end of the season pic.twitter.com/2dn0vUcVCJ

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