Godin urges Cavani to join Atleti

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Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin admits he's spoken to Uruguay team-mate Edinson Cavani about joining this year's Champions League finalists.

Cavani, who is considered one of Europe's finest forwards, has been linked with a move away from Paris Saint-Germain, with Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea and now Atleti reportedly keen on his services.

With the impending exit of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, it remains to be seen whether the Uruguay international becomes the leading striker at Parc des Princes.

"I've called Cavani several times to come to Atleti. He loves Atletico and the way of playing, because it's a lot like the Uruguay team. He'd be delighted to come," Godin told AS.

Godin feels Diego Simeone's side have made massive leaps towards reaching the level of Europe's elite and they'd be able to attract a player of Cavani's stature, while claiming he rejected a few offers to leave the Vicente Calderon in the off-season.

"There was a team offering a lot of money and I didn't want to go. You can go to more economically-powerful clubs, but none gets so much out of the individual player as Atletico,” he noted.

"Atletico used to be a selling club. Today they can keep their young players."

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