Diego Simeone (L), Diego Godin (R). Photograph:( AFP )
Diego Simeone on Saturday brushed aside talks about the imminent transfer of Uruguayan defender Diego Godin.
Atletico Madrid's Argentine coach Diego Simeone on Saturday brushed aside talks about the imminent transfer of Uruguayan defender Diego Godin to the Serie A side Inter.
The speculations regarding Godin's move to Inter come a few days after Inter's chief executive Giuseppe Marotta was cited as saying "We are very advanced in our negotiations and it was good to see him score against Juventus but I won't speak about the rest."
However, Simeone declined to comment, "I cannot say anything because it is an opinion or remarks by Marotta. In the due time, if Godin or Atletico have something to say, they will inform you."
Eying UEFA Champions League title, Atletico defeated Juventus 2-0 in the in the first leg of the UCL round of 16.
Apart from Godin's transfer talks, Simeone also commented on five-finger gesture done by Juventus and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo, hinting at his five Champions League titles.
He said, "Simeone said, "I understand it all, because I am part of this. I understand everything that could happen."
Ronaldo won the Champions League title once with Manchester United in 2007/2008, and four times with Real Madrid in the 2013/2014 season and then three consecutive titles from 2016-2018, before joining the Italian side during the summer transfer window on a surprise move.
Atletico, meanwhile, was unable to hoist the title of Europe's elite club tournament, despite reaching the final three times, including twice under Simeone.
Atletico lost in the 2013/2014 and 2015/2016 Champions League finals against Madrid, which was led then by Ronaldo.