It is all over the news that Manchester United are trying to get Southampton’s defender Jose Fonte to Old Trafford, but new reports emanated on Sunday that Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin is also being seriously considered by Jose Mourinho.
The red devils have been regularly linked with Fonte since Mourinho took his job at United, and chances that Fonte would become a United player next year are high, considering the fact that he was unable to agree a new long-term deal with Southampton FC.
United manager is trying hard to bring in an experienced defender to nurture the likes of Eric Bailly and Phil Jones, and Atletico’s center-half Diego Godin got his name mentioned again.
Godin who was named the best La Liga defender for 2015-16 has made over 250 appearances for Atletico Madrid, and the 30-year old Uruguayan is a strong defender who also has an eye for goal, rated €24.5m.
The Sunday People claims Mourinho will, however, allow Chris Smalling to leave Old Trafford and wants either Fonte or Godin to add experience to his backline. It also claims in Bailly and Jones, the United manager believes he has two players capable of becoming long-term mainstays in the Red Devils’ backline.
Jose Mourinho wants United mentally tough at the back, and the Portuguese tactician thinks the titles will follow if he can land an experienced man to lead his defence.