Manchester United are no strangers to being linked with world class players but this time it is a rising star that has got their attention with Saul Niguez reportedly on their radar come the summer.
Anyone who has monitored the profile of Atletico Madrid player Saul in the last couple of seasons will know just how good the player dubbed the ‘next Xabi Alonso’ already is and could potentially be, and the goal scored against city rivals Real Madrid was just the tip of the iceberg.
Diego Simeone is a huge fan of the player and knows that eventually, bigger clubs will come calling and Manchester United will have to resign themselves to the fact that they will not be the only interested party in the player who at 20 years of age, has his best years ahead of him.
Not only is Saul a remarkable talent on the ball but his work ethic is second to none – not that you would expect a player who has come through the youth set up at the Vicente Calderon to be anything but the consummate worker – and against Real Madrid the fact that Saul simply did not stop running was just as impressive as his overhead free kick or any of the other three goals scored by the defending La Liga champions.
United would face a fight to land Saul – yet when Diego Simeone leaves the club, and make no mistake, he eventually will, the fire sale will begin and United will want to be first in line for Saul or face watching him do the business for their rivals.
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