Jose Mourinho is now getting desperate to add a quality central defender at Manchester United in January to sort the recent defensive problems at Old Trafford.
According to reports from Metro, Mourinho has targetted Atletico Madrid’s Diego Godin as the viable January transfer signing, however, Godin’s £30million release clause is seen as a potential stumbling block in the deal.
Godin is already 30-year-old and will not have more than 3 years to offer if he is to sacrifice Champions League football in favor of a top-4 finish at Old Trafford.
As ambitious as it may sound, Mourinho might also be planning ahead of time and perhaps he is discussing a potential summer move for the Uruguayan international as there are reports manager Diego Simeone quitting Atletico next summer.
If Simeone decides to walk away we may see a lot of Atleti players move away as well making Godin to Man United a real possibility.
Mourinho is clearly not happy with the response he has got from his defenders after Luke Shaw and Chris Smalling declared themselves unfit for the game against Swansea.
Speaking after the Swansea win, Mourinho was in a foul mood and said: “There is a difference between the brave, who want to play at any cost and the ones for whom a little pain can make a difference.
“If I were to speak with the many great football people of this team, they will say they played many times without being 100%.
“We have players on the pitch with problems. In every sport, how many times do you play and you’re not 100%?”
These words hint toward Mourinho not thinking that his squad is not mentally strong enough to compete for the top honors.
That is why the Man United manager is ready to sanction a £30million move for either Diego Godin or Virgil Van Dijk in the upcoming January transfer window.