Top 22-year-old attacker is open signing for Man United – report
Manchester United are interested in signing Saul Niguez from Atletico Madrid next summer, say reports
Saul Niguez is open to a transfer to Manchester United from Atletico Madrid next summer, according to reports in the British media.
The Sun is reporting that the Atletico Madrid star would be keen on a move to the Premier League to link up with Jose Mourinho if the two clubs can settle on a transfer fee.
The same report states that the 22-year-old had a staggering £134m release clause inserted in his contract last summer.
And although Manchester United are not prepared to pay that amount, a deal for a lower fee could still be struck between the two clubs, according to the same story.
The same story says that Manchester United manager Mourinho is a “long-term” admirer of Niguez, as the Portuguese coach looks to add another attacking player to his squad at Old Trafford.
However, it’s also claimed that Atletico Madrid are desperate to keep hold of the star player despite the reported interest from Old Trafford.
Manchester United are bound to be linked with a host of players in the coming weeks as the January transfer window edges ever nearer.
Mourinho made it clear that he had four transfer targets in the summer, but the Red Devils only ended up signing three players – Nemanja Matic, Victor Lindelof and Romelu Lukaku.