Atletico Madrid could be willing to sell Saul Niguez for a cut price this summer, according to Spanish news outlet AS.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, football clubs across the globe have found their main sources of revenue come to a streaking halt. Inevitably, such an economical crisis will have a devastating impact on this summer’s transfer window.
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Manchester United’s plans appear to be going ahead though (via MEN), and they could take advantage of Atletico’s situation. The La Liga side could reportedly be forced into selling one of their key stars, as they face the proposition of failing to qualify for the Champions League.
To make up for the shortfall of such revenue, the Wanda Metropolitano outfit will need to recuperate money from transfer fees to help rectify their financial troubles.
It was reported earlier in the year by The Sun that United sent scouts to watch Niguez in action, with AS’ latest report adding more fuel to the transfer story.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to bolster his options in the middle of the park, with the Spanish international fitting the bill rather nicely. Saul is a well-rounded midfielder, excelling in pressing the opposition but also carrying the ball forward.
The 25-year-old is experienced in operating down the channels within a midfield three, similar to how the Red Devils are shaping up under Solskjaer’s new system. He is regarded as one of the top performers in Europe, and would be an excellent addition to any Premier League side.
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