3. Diego Godin – Atletico Madrid
Diego Godin admits that he — like former teammates Diego Costa and Felipe Luis — could have left Atletico Madrid and earned more money elsewhere, but instead he preferred to stay due to the feelings he has for the Estadio Vicente Calderon club.
Such performances for Diego Simeone’s side lead to speculation of a move, with Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Liverpool among the clubs rumoured to have made lucrative offers to tempt him away.
The Uruguay international, 28, admitted to AS that there had been opportunities to earn more money elsewhere, but he had been clear in his decision to stay.
“This year it is true there were some enquiries, but I had things very clear,” Godin said.
“With the confidence of [Simeone], with what he says about me, with the president told me, with what the fans say to me and with the feeling I have for this club, it is very difficult to leave.”