Saul Niguez will leave Atlético de Madrid this summer if any club can match the Rojiblancos’ asking price as per the report in Spanish outlet Marca.
The 26-year-old was an integral part of Diego Simeone’s system at the Spanish capital. The midfielder was instrumental in the club’s success in the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Super Cup triumph back in 2018. However, the Spanish international has endured tough times in the last couple of seasons. Thus, has lost his place in the first eleven.
The reigning La Liga Champions gave a humongous nine years contract to the academy graduate back in 2017 which will run until 2026. The contract has a release clause of £128 million. However, the Rojiblancos are ready to let go of their asset for way less than the mentioned release clause.
Barcelona and Atlético de Madrid are currently in negotiations in a swap deal involving Griezmann and Saul Niguez. However, it is highly unlikely that this deal can happen given the steep difference in the salary of these two players. Manchester United and Liverpool are monitoring the current situation of the midfielder. Moreover, they are eager to make a move this summer.
Will Saul Niguez play in the Premier League next season?
According to the report in Marca, Atletico Madrid are ready to sell Saul Niguez this summer if an important bid will arrive on the table. The midfielder is linked with a move to the Premier League. While Liverpool or Manchester United could be the next destination for him.
Manchester United have been scouting the midfielder for quite some time now. They have been showing interest in the player but the release clause has become the stumbling block in pursuit of the Spaniard. However, this summer could change things as the Rojiblancos are open to selling their star for significantly cheaper amounts.
Liverpool are also looking for a new midfielder this summer following the departure of Georginio Wijnaldum. Saul could be a perfect addition to the Reds midfield. As the 26-year-old can play more attacking or defensive roles. The midfielder’s creativity and passing as well as tackling is excellent.
Nevertheless, it will be a great signing for either of these two clubs. Whoever can get this deal over the line in this summer transfer window.