One of the players with whose future more is being speculated this summer in the bosom of Atlético de Madrid is Saúl Ñíguez. The Alicante-born did not have his best season last year, and his 27 years can be a good asset of the current league champion to get a good amount for him or to use in an exchange.
The strongest rumors of recent days they placed him in the Premier League. In fact, it seemed that his future could be in the United, although the option of going to the Chelsea or Liverpool. However, in the last hours it seems that it is another the club that is currently in the best position to take it away.
This club would be the Barcelona. The azulgrana already tested a few weeks ago the possibility of incorporating Saúl in an exchange with Griezmann. The Frenchman has one of the highest chips in the Catalan squad, liberal wage bill is needed and it seems that he is living his last days as a culé.
However, as the daily As, right now the arrival of Saúl to the Camp Nou would not depend of the march of the French. The desire of the midfielder is to play next year as a blaugrana, and his agents are working On it. The negotiations between clubs, at the moment, are in stand by waiting for Barcelona first accelerate the ‘exit operation’.
Laporta and its board of directors they want first to close the renewal of Messi, confirm player sales as Umtiti, Pjanic or Braithwaite and from there focus on signing Saul. Even with everything, today things point to the midfielder could end up at Barcelona. It will be something that is simmered.