Manchester United on Alert With Diego Godín Struggling for Game Time at Inter

​Manchester United have been tipped to move for Inter centre-back Diego Godín this summer, with the Uruguayan’s spot at San Siro coming under threat in recent weeks.

The 34-year-old only joined Inter in the summer, but he has started just 12 Serie A games this season, with manager Antonio Conte instead preferring 20-year-old Alessandro Bastoni.

Diego Godin

According to Corriere dello Sport (via the ​Daily Mail), the plan is to keep Bastoni in the team in the hope of seeing him blossom into a star, and with Milan Skriniar a guaranteed starter, there isn’t really a place for Godín anymore.

There were already doubts over Godín’s fit in Conte’s 3-5-2 system, with some suggesting he does not have the athleticism to succeed in such a formation. 

Last week, a report from ​AS revealed that ​Inter were already considering axing Godín, and the defender himself may be interested in leaving.

His search for first-team football could lead him to long-term admirers ​United, who were one of several sides keen on recruiting Godín last summer. It is thought that the Red Devils are open to reigniting their interest, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keen on adding some more experience in defence.

The likes of Phil Jones, Eric Bailly and even Victor Lindelöf have been linked with moves away from Old Trafford this summer, so United could be in the market for at least one new signing.

Whether Godín is the right man for United is another question entirely. On one hand, he is a high-level defender who would likely be available for cheap, but he is also 34 years old and would be nothing more than a short-term fix.

Duje Caleta Car

A source has confirmed to 90min that ​Marseille’s Duje Ćaleta-Car is on their radar, and ​Napoli‘s Kalidou Koulibaly is another player whose name seems to be permanently linked with the Red Devils.

Both are younger than Godín and would be able to play a role in the team for years to come, which is closer to what United want these days.

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