Saul Niguez is set to call it quits at Atletico Madrid in the summer transfer window. Man United are still interested in the 26-year-old midfielder, but are unwilling to trigger his €150m release clause and will only offer up to €50m to secure his services.
Saul joined the Colchoneros’ academy in 2008 and subsequently made rapid progress in the youth setup before breaking into the first-team squad in 2012. After making his senior bow aged only 17, Niguez had to wait till the 2014/15 campaign to enjoy his breakthrough season at the La Liga giants.
Since then, Spain international has not looked back and has gone on to amass over 300 matches for Atletico Madrid, with 43 goals and 18 assists to show for his efforts.
At the same time, The Spanish midfielder has also gone on to establish himself as a regular for the Spanish national side, with his progress capturing the attention of several big teams around Europe, and most prominently Red Devils.
Ahead of the summer transfer window, Red Devils are once again interested in signing Saul, and Man United could have their best opportunity yet to snap him up. The report claims that Niguez is ready to call it quits at the Wanda Metropolitano post the ongoing season, which could pique the interest of suitors.
Red Devils are in a precarious position over the future of Paul Pogba once again and it is prudent for them to scour for possible replacement options. As a result, the PL giants have been linked with Franck Kessie and others, suggesting that they are keeping their options open.