Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Diego Godin this summer, despite the centre-back once leaving Jose Mourinho furious, according to a report from the Daily Mirror.
The Mirror reports that Mourinho had hoped to sign Godin for Manchester United two years ago, and was made to believe that a deal would be possible. However, the 34-year-old reportedly simply used United’s interest to secure a better contract at Atletico Madrid.
But it appears that Mourinho is ready to leave what happened in the past.
According to the Mirror, Spurs are keen on bringing the Uruguayan to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with Inter Milan considering letting the veteran go.
It is suggested by the Mirror that Godin’s experience and leadership have seen him return to Mourinho’s radar.
TBR View – Godin may be worth the gamble for Spurs
Tottenham fans would be forgiven for having major concerns about a move for a 34-year-old, particularly in an area of the pitch where Spurs have looked so vulnerable at times this term.
But perhaps a gamble on Godin may not work out terribly. If Inter are willing to let him go on the cheap, he could even prove to be an inspired addition.
Spurs have a handful of incredibly exciting youngsters amongst their defensive ranks. Bringing a player like Godin in could therefore prove a masterstroke.
He has made 135 appearances for his country. And he previously enjoyed a sensational period of success at Atletico Madrid.
He is, obviously, well into the twilight of his career at this stage. And you cannot blame any Spurs supporter for being against a move for him.
Mourinho appears to be hoping however, that history is not about to repeat itself.