At 35, Diego Godín will discover Brazil in the tunic of the reigning champion, Atlético Mineiro, for a season with a one-year renewal option. The defender had been under contract with Cagliari since the summer of 2020, but after twelve games this season, both sides have reached an agreement for an amicable termination. The most capped Uruguayan international in history (153 caps), with fifteen years of experience between Spain and Italy, twice winner of the Europa League and twice finalist of the Champions League, Diego Godín looks back on his continent with a hell of a CV.
DIEGO « EL FARAÓN » GODÍN É DO #GALO! ???? O zagueiro uruguaio, present em três Copas do Mundo com sua Seleção, assinou até 31/12/2022, com possibilidade de extensão, e é o novo reforço para a defesa Alvinegra: https://t.co/VTMhmajTIX¡Bienvenido, Godín ! ?? ️ # GodínÉGalo pic.twitter.com/b0qxibeeUR
– Atlético? (@ Atlético) January 12, 2022
Since December 21 and his departure from Italy, the central defender has remained in shape in the Uruguayan Clairefontaine (« Complejo Celeste »), supervised by Diego Alonso, new national coach. Tested positive for Covid-19 in the meantime, he is recovering from the disease before being able to make the journey to Belo Horizonte. Fifteen years later, therefore, Diego Godín returns to the South American continent for a journey that seems to have no return towards a well-deserved retirement.
We will still have to wait before burying « El Faraón » .