La Liga: Diego Godin confirms Atletico departure


Atletico Madrid captain Diego Godin has confirmed he will leave the club when his contract expires at the end of the season.

The Uruguayan defender has made 387 appearances in his nine years with the Spanish outfit and famously helped clinch Atletico’s first La Liga title for 18 years in 2014.

Godin, 33, who was linked with a move to Manchester United last summer, has not revealed where he will play next season, but Spanish media reports suggest he could be on his way to Inter Milan.

“I’m a little nervous, much more than I am before a game, but I have called everyone here to inform you that these are my final days at the club,” Godin said as he held back tears at a news conference on Tuesday.

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