Classy defender likely to make Premier League switch, Man Utd interested: report

Classy defender likely to make Premier League switch, Man Utd interested: report
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Manchester United Football Club have definitely been better this season, with the Red Devils putting in some brilliant performances under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

This squad is definitely looking in better shape than it did, say, twelve months ago. However, there is still work to be done. The Baby Faced Assassin is doing an excellent job, which he deserves credit for.

Transfer stories are in full flow right now, which is understandable given the lack of actual football being played. Today, a new name has been thrown into the ring; Diego Godin…

According to Tuttosport (in Italian), the classy defender is likely to make a Premier League switch this summer, with United amongst the interested parties in the 34-year-old. Tottenham Hotspur are also believed to be keen.

It wasn’t too long ago when Godin was amongst the best centre-halves in the world, though a move to Inter Milan has definitely come with a decrease in form. Perhaps another move is exactly what the man from Uruguay needs to get back to his best.

Given his age, Godin would be a cheap purchase for United in terms of transfer fee, while you can probably expert a one or two-year deal to be offered (if United’s interest is indeed genuine).

However, I’m not convinced that this is the way to go right now. Harry Maguire’s spot in the team is locked down, while Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly are doing an excellent job in rotation for the other spot.

Then you have Axel Tuanzebe who is still learning his trade and improving. I don’t know about you, but I’d much prefer to see those minutes given to the youngster rather than Godin.

That’s before you consider Chris Smalling, who could be on his way back to Manchester this summer. To me, a move for Godin feels like one step forward two steps back, particularly as he doesn’t necessarily fit with Solskjaer’s blueprint when it comes to signing players…