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Inter Milan defender Diego Godin has confirmed he turned down a move to Manchester United last year. He explained that he wanted to see out his contract with Atletico Madrid.
The 33-year-old joined Inter after his contract at Wanda Metropolitano expired.
“Yes, a year ago there were offers from Juventus, Manchester United, in the past also Man City,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport. “But at that moment I had a contract in force with Atletico, I didn’t think of leaving. This time [move to Inter] it was different, I was near the end of my contract.”
“I can say that no club convinced me how Inter managed to,” Godin added. “They came alive first and decidedly with more conviction than other clubs. They showed me the project: it’s ambitious, like me. And I liked the idea of being part of it and being able to help Inter realise it.”