Inter Milan director Beppe confirmed they will soon announce the signing of Atletico Madrid skipper Diego Godin.
The Nerrazurri fans stoked up the rivalry with Juve when some fans were spotted at San Siro wearing Inter jerseys with ‘Godin 2-0’ on the back, referencing his goal when beating Juventus 2-0 in the Champions League.
The Atletico Madrid defender is set to join the club as a free agent next season. And Marotta confirmed they are finalising the deal.
"We're very far along in the negotiations for Godin, I'm happy for him for his goal yesterday. I'm very optimistic & think soon we can officially announce it"
Inter's CEO, Giuseppe Marotta pic.twitter.com/VrmuSmp0aJ
— Italian Football TV (@IFTVofficial) February 21, 2019
“I am happy, we are at a very advanced stage in negotiations and it was nice to see Godin score yesterday,” the Inter chief told Football Italia.
“As for the rest, let’s just say that I am very optimistic and believe that we’ll be able to make an official announcement pretty soon.”
If Godin is on his way to Inter, then Icardi’s future at the club remains in doubt. He has not played since he was stripped of the captaincy and, despite medical tests showing nothing wrong, remains out of the squad with a knee problem.
Marotta equally hinted that no one is bigger than the club in reference to Icardi’s incident
“We don’t know when Icardi will return, you in the media seem to know more than us. We’re waiting for him and I have nothing more to add to what has already been said.
“We’re hopeful he can return as soon as possible when he recovers from this pain in his knee.
“My work is to get to know this club in depth, but I wasn’t worried when I took the job and I am not worried now. We must all give the right motivation to get back to the glories of the past.
“The club is first and foremost. For example, there’s a club in Copenhagen that has written on its badge: ‘Nothing above the club.’ We must go forward with that same motto in our minds.”