Atletico Madrid defender Godin gains Spanish citizenship

Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin has been granted Spanish citizenship.

Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin has been granted Spanish citizenship.

The Uruguay international has followed the lead of Real Madrid's Brazilian full-back Marcelo in swearing his allegiance to the Spanish constitution, allowing him to no longer be classified as a non-EU player.

That in turn could allow Atleti to pursue a move for Espanyol's Argentinian striker Pablo Osvaldo, who has been mooted as a possible replacement for the Manchester City-bound Sergio Aguero.

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