Premier League giants Manchester United have identified Atletico Madrid captain Diego Godin as the man to finally solve their defensive problems this season.
According to the publication from trusted news channel ESPN, talks have already taken place between Ed Woodward and Atletico Madrid officials over a deal for the 32-year-old centre back.
Ed Woodward is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at five-time European champions Manchester United.
Manchester United have earlier been linked with a summer move for the Uruguayan international defender who was part of his country’s 23-man squad to the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.
Diego Godin and Uruguay impressed at the tournament until the quarterfinal stage when they were eliminated by eventual champions France.
Godin was one of several defensive targets linked with Manchester United as manager Jose Mourinho unsuccessfully tried to sign a new centre-back to boost his squad.
Others like Toby Alderweireld of Belgium and Tottenham Hotspur, Jerome Boateng of Germany and Bayern Munich and Harry Maguire of England and Leicester City were also linked with a move to Old Trafford.
Manchester United have paid the price for a lack of a quality addition to the centre back area of eve team after conceding 21 goals in just 12 league games.