Diego Godin has revealed that he rejected a transfer to Manchester United due to ‘personal reasons’.
United made a late effort to sign the 32-year-old in the last stages of the summer transfer window by triggering the €25 million release clause in his contract with Atletico Madrid but failed.
Mourinho was in the market to sign an experienced central defender and Godin represented a much cheaper option than Toby Alderweireld, who Tottenham valued at around £70m.
But the Uruguay international rejected the opportunity to make the move to Old Trafford.
Mourinho was reportedly angry with Godin’s agent for using United to get a better contract for the defender.
But Godin insists he has not yet signed a new deal with Atletico Madrid.
‘I have not renewed,’ Godin said on Tuesday ahead of Atletico’s Super Cup final against Real Madrid in Estonia.
‘I have had offers, although I have decided to stay for personal reasons and I am only thinking about the final.
‘But I have not extended my contract.
‘I saw that news came out but I do not know where it came from.’
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