Manchester United ‘handed boost in chase for Saul Niguez as Atletico Madrid drop asking price by £40m to £85m for the Spanish winger’
- Atletico Madrid have cut their asking price for midfielder Saul Niguez
- It’s good new for Manchester United, who are in hot pursuit of the Spaniard
- With Paul Pogba possibly leaving in 2020, Saul could be an ideal replacement
- The 25-year-old is is likely to be keen on a move but Chelsea are also interested
With Paul Pogba possibly on his way out of Old Trafford in 2020, a top quality playmaker will be an essential signing for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Saul is an Atleti academy graduate and at 25-years-old, has been a vital starter under Diego Simeoni for more than six seasons.
Atletico Madrid have cut the price for Saul Niguez by €40 as Man United chase the star
The Spanish international would be a perfect fit to replace the possibly leaving Paul Pogba
United are in hot pursuit of the Spaniard, and a transfer is looking more likely now that Atleti have reduced their price from £125m down to £85m, according to Metro.
Saul has played 249 games for the La Liga giants, playing in the Champions League final, winning La Liga and lifting the Europa League with Diego Simeone’s side.
Despite a long relationship with Atletico, he grew frustrated last season after being played out of position.
Pogba is likely to depart in 2020 after a rocky United spell and Solkjaer needs a replacement
Chelsea are also interested in the midfielder, and the West London side’s youthful, attacking play could be more attractive to the Spaniard – unless his Atleti team mate and Blues flop Alvaro Morata talks him out of it.
It’s not the first time he has been linked to England, almost moving when he was a teenager, telling Sportsmail in an interview: ‘Fulham wanted me when I was 16. They were in the Premier League at the time with Mark Hughes and I was close to going.’
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