MANCHESTER UNITED’S pursuit of Saul Niguez has been given a serious increase by Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone.
The Argentine, who has just been rewarded with a three year contract for guiding Atletico to the La Liga title last season, admitted that Saul’s exit this summer time could possibly be inevitable.
United’s switch hunt for Saul has been given a serious increase by SimeoneCredit score: EPA
The Atletico boss revealed Saul could possibly be with Barca or another get together subsequent seasonCredit score: The Solar
Though Saul’s an essential member of his workforce, Simeone revealed that it is doable he could possibly be at Barcelona, or one other workforce, subsequent season.
And if he does need to go, the world’s highest paid boss – who rakes in a mind-blowing £36.2million a yr – mentioned there will be no laborious emotions.
Goal reported that Simeone mentioned: “We can not put apart what’s rumoured and talked about.
“If he has to depart, give him a giant hug, want him the very best with the boys who gave us life and proceed to be pals.
“As at all times, to Barcelona or elsewhere.”
The participant’s agent has been in touch with the Prem giants within the occasion of a transfer to the Nou Camp not materialising.
Whoever does get their palms on the versatile midfielder is in for a deal with as Simeone lauded reward on the the 26-year outdated for what he brings to the workforce.
He added: “He’s an important participant for Atletico as a result of he can play as a full-back, right-wing, midfielder.
“He provides us a-lot of choices to have the ability to depend on him.
“He’s a participant who, in that model and enjoying how the coach wants him to, performs very properly.”
It is evident how essential the Spanish maestro is to Simeone’s workforce, he made 41 begins in all competitions final season, scoring twice and helping as soon as as Atletico cruised to the title.
However the membership discover themselves in a precarious monetary place and need to promote a couple of stars to stability the books.
Studies in Spain recommend Atletico are round £1bn in debt and must generate funds for additional additions this summer time.
In accordance with Spanish outlet AS, the La Liga champs need round £34million to signal the highly-rated Spanish midfielder.
And as a result of Barcelona’s dire cash situation, the Pink Devils and Jurgen’s Klopp’s facet are in a greater place to afford him proper now.
Except Barca handle to steer Simeone to comply with a swap deal for Saul which will see their star Antoine Griezmann head the other way.
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