£71m Man Utd midfield target confirms decision, this is where he’ll play
Saul Niguez has declared he has no intention of leaving Atletico Madrid this summer after being heavily linked with a move.
He has scored five goals in three games at the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championships, with a wonderful hat-trick against Italy on Tuesday.
The 22-year-old has been in high demand as Jose Mourinho looked to sign the midfielder at Old Trafford, however, his £71m buy-out clause was a stumbling block in potential negotiations.
Speaking about a potential move, Saul has followed after Antoine Griezmann and has committed his future to Diego Simeone.
“I have no intention of moving,” he said.
“I’m where I want to be and things are going to remain the same.
“They [Atletico] have put their trust in me since I was young and I want to repay that confidence.”
Griezmann committed his future to Atleti after the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld FIFA’s transfer ban which means they can’t register any new players until January.
The Frenchman claimed it’d be a harsh blow to leave Vicente Calderon following the court’s decision and it seems like United could also miss out on Saul even though they first scouted him when he was on loan at Rayo Vallecano in 2014.