Uruguayan Godin signs for Atlético Mineiro


Uruguayan defender Diego Godin has signed up for the reigning Brazilian champion Atlético Mineiro until the end of the year after terminating his contract with Italian club Cagliari, Belo Horizonte club announced on Wednesday. Atlético « recruited Diego Godin to strengthen his defense (…) He signed a contract until December 31, 2022, with the possibility of extension« , Explained the new team of the captain of the Uruguayan selection in a press release. Aged 35, Godin played in Italy for a season at Inter Milan before joining Cagliari, current 18th in Serie A in September 2020, who confirmed the termination of his contract earlier on Wednesday. He had his greatest successes in Spain, under the colors of another Atletico, that of Madrid, notably winning La Liga once and two Europa Leagues in nine seasons. This central defender is the most capped Uruguayan player in history, with 153 caps since 2005. With Celeste, he won the Copa America in 2011 and played three World Cups. At Atlético Mineiro, Godin will find another player who shone in Europe, Hulk (passed by FC Porto and Zenith Saint-Petersburg), top scorer in the Brazilian league last season. This very popular team from the state of Minas Gerais (south-east) won their second national title in December, after 50 years of waiting

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