Man United must hijack Juventus bid for Godin who would add bite and experience

Juventus are looking to follow up the capture of Cristiano Ronaldo with the signing of his former Madrid city rival Diego Godin, according to TuttoSport, via the Sun.

What’s the story, then?

The report claims that the Italian champions mean business this summer and want to make yet another splash by adding Uruguay captain Godin to their ranks after landing Ronaldo earlier this week.

They claim that Max Allegri could find himself short of central defensive options this season, especially in the light of Chelsea’s interest in Daniele Rugani from Chelsea.

They also report that Godin, who has been capped 122 times by his country and is rated at £31.5m by Transfermarkt, only has one year remaining on his current contract at Atletico Madrid.

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Man United should steal in

It is not often that a world-class central defender has just one year left on his contract and if Juventus’ interest does reveal that Godin is on the market, Manchester United should be at the front of the queue, trying to secure his signature.

Strangely for a manager who prefers experienced players and a strong defence, Jose Mourinho has signed just two central defenders in his time at Old Trafford, the relatively inexperienced pair of Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof.

In other areas, Mourinho has shown that he is unconcerned with investing in the future and Godin would do the job in the here and now. There isn’t a better central defender on the planet.