Diego Godin has been linked with Tottenham Hotspur as part of Jose Mourinho’s transfer plan but his potential acquisition would be underwhelming.
The central defender has been limited to just 17 appearances in Serie A this season and has struggled to convince under former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte. Apparently, his lack of game time has interested Mourinho in potentially making a move for that Inter Milan player in the summer transfer window, according to the Daily Mirror.
The article highlights that the Portuguese coach was also interested in signing the Uruguayan international during his time at Manchester United but a move never materialised. It seems as if the now Spurs manager is open to going in again for the centre-back.
Godin is vastly experienced, playing 531 matches in his club career over a long period of time for Villarreal, Atletico Madrid and now Inter Milan, and he also has 135 caps for Uruguay, where he is the team captain, as per Transfermarkt. He won three UEFA Super Cups, two Europa League wins, one La Liga, the Copa America, one Spanish Super Cup and a domestic title as well.
Still, he is 34 now and there is no guarantee that he will fix any defensive issues Mourinho has, given his poor time of it in Serie A. Perhaps the link is no surprise given Jose’s record of signing experienced players, though Godin could be a relatively underwhelming signing (going off what’s he done at San Siro) who, at 34, probably does not have much left in the tank.
After all, he is already down on every metric defensively aside from interceptions per league game from his last season in the Spanish capital (via WhoScored) and Spurs also have the emergence of Japhet Tanganga to boost their ranks in the back four.
Considering the fact Tottenham were so used to developing talents under previous boss Mauricio Pochettino, the idea of turning to a man not exactly pulling up trees on what is surely likely to be a short-term move considering where he is at in his career is fairly underwhelming.
As Mourinho should know himself, turning to big names with proven records while there are on the wane can prove risky, with his Chelsea side paying £800k per shot on goal after signing Radamel Falcao.
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