Confirmed: Atletico Madrid captain to leave in summer
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
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