Manchester United could be in for a busy transfer this summer.
According to the football transfer rumours in Spanish media, Manchester United are poised to land Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez.
The 24-year-old has seven years left on his current contract which expires in 2026.
Niguez is considered to be one of the best midfielders in Spain.
Adding a midfielder remains Manchester United’s top priority this summer and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have drafted a shortlist of a number of possible targets he could approach in the coming weeks. Solskjaer is a long term admirer of Niguez and believes he can get the most out of the Spain international.
Saul Niguez can play multiple positions in midfield.
According to Football Espana (via ESPN FC), “Manchester United are rivalling interest from Manchester City in Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez. The report comes on the same day that Onda Cero linked City with a move instead for his Atleti teammate Rodri, whose contract contains a €70m release clause. Spain international Saul has spent the entirety of his professional career at Los Rojiblancos, scoring 33 goals across 240 first-team appearances. However, indications suggest the 24-year-old’s lengthy contract – which is due to run for a further seven years until 2026 – includes a massive €150m release clause. Saul, who was won 15 caps for the Spanish national team, is one of the pillars of the current Atleti team and he has won five trophies with the club.”
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Atletico Madrid are reluctant to let Saul Niguez go, but a big enough bid could persuade them to sell.
Undoubtedly he would be a fantastic recruit for Manchester United.
Manchester United fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.
It will be interesting to see whether Manchester United will make their move during the summer transfer window.