Diego Godin to Cagliari is just a step away reports Gazzetta dello Sport. The report further adds that Godin initially planned to stay at the Nerazzurri club. But, his exclusion from Antonio Conte’s future plans has prompted a move away. The Uruguayan centre back had offers from the likes of Ligue 1 club Rennes. But, it looks like the defender has his sight set on Sardinia.
Godin arrived at Inter on a free transfer last summer. The celebrated defender has since struggled to get a hold of Conte’s back-three system. When he finally managed to fit well and perform, the season was already in its tail-end. Antonio Conte, on the other hand, prefers to stick to Milan Skriniar who is in a poor form right now. Skriniar made terrible mistakes in the last season often conceding goals. But, the 25-year-old Slovak is still one of the best defenders in the world.
Despite numerous rumours of a move away, Milan Skriniar has managed to stay at the San Siro. While Skriniar gets another chance, Godin will have to make way for younger talent and a quicker backline.
Diego Godin to Cagliari, so who will replace him?
Diego Godin’s move out of Inter is nothing but confirmed. If not Cagliari then somewhere else. Inter will definitely miss the experienced defender not only on the pitch but also as an experienced head in the dressing room.
As Diego Godin to Cagliari moves into its final stages, Inter have already identified his replacement in Lazio’s Francesco Acerbi suggest reports. The Italian national team player made 45 appearances for Lazio scoring two and assisting two last season. The 32-year-old is valued at €13M and can be financed by Godin’s move if Inter don’t let him leave for free. Furthermore, some believe that Conte will play Alexander Kolarov in the wide centre back position. It will be interesting to see who replaces Godin in Conte’s lineup.