Transfer Update: Atletico Madrid player reportedly agrees to play for Manchester United

Manchester United are confident of strike a deal for young Spaniard Saul Niguez.


Atletico Madrid’s star midfielder Saul Niguez has reportedly admitted that he remains open to a move to the Premier League and play for Manchester United.

It has been reported by The Sun that Saul is keen on playing for the twenty-time Premier League Champions and could potentially jump ship to the English Premier League from La Liga, next summer.

The Spanish midfielder is one of the key elements in Diego Simeone’s side, ever since he made his debut for the team back in 2012. He has also been playing a major part in Atletico’s current squad and remains as a top player in the entire Spanish top division.

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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho, on the other hand, is looking forward on expanding his squad by signing a new midfielder, as long-term Manchester United player Michael Carrick is all set to leave the club at the end of the season. Whereas, Saul’s fellow Spaniard Andre Herrera is yet to sign a new contract with the Red Devils, leaving Mourinho with no other option but to opt towards signing a new player for his team.

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Signing Saul would not only mean that Mourinho gets to replace the departing Michael Carrick but, the Spaniard is also capable of providing attacking options for the Red Devils. Mourinho’s side currently has the likes of Romelo Lukaku, Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic in his attack, but, signing Niguez would definitely provide an extra boost in United’s star-studded front line.

However, signing Saul Niguez is surely not going to be an easy task because the Spanish midfielder has renewed his contract with Atletico Madrid and has signed a new nine-year deal with Los Rojiblancos.

Saul currently has a 150 million release clause with Rojiblancos but Manchester United seemed to be pretty confident about the fact that they will activate the Spaniard’s release clause and eventually bring him to Old Trafford.