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Mercato: Inter Sign Diego Godin

Calcio Mercato

The Spanish and Italian press are both in agreement. Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin is on his way to Inter Milan this summer on a free transfer.

The Uruguay international turns 33 next month and is free to negotiate with other clubs as his contract expires in June.

According to reports, Godin will sign a two-year contract worth €6m per season with Inter, including bonuses, with the option for a third season.

Inter will pay Godin €4.5m guaranteed, along with various team and individual bonuses that have the potential to take his compensation up to €6m per season.

His agents are due to receive at least €5m in commission.

Godin has entered the final six months of his current Atletico deal and is on course to leave the club for nothing at the end of the season.

Atletico rejected a £20m bid from United in the summer and were expected to hand Godin a bumper new contract.

However, nothing has materialised on that front and now Diego Simeone’s side are set to lose their best defender to Inter on a two-year deal.

Godin has made two errors leading to an opposition goal in La Liga this season, having failed to make one in the five seasons prior to this one.

Godin has been at the heart of one of the best defenses in Europe, but this is a strange signing for Inter, They are making Godin one of the highest paid players at the club, but with Stefan de Vrij and Milan Skriniar already in place at the heart of the Inter defence it is difficult to see a place for Godin.

That is unless Inter cash in on Milan Skriniar, who has caught the eye of Manchester United and Barcelona, and they view Godin as a replacement for Slovakian defender.

What do you think Inter fans? Are you happy with the arrival of Diego Godin?