Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez has reportedly stated the membership are attempting to eliminate him this summer time, amidst curiosity from Liverpool.
Saul has been linked closely with a transfer to Liverpool, who need to signal the Spaniard to switch Gini Wijnaldum within the squad.
The Dutchman ended his five-year keep on the membership by leaving on a free switch, and his absence will likely be felt as he was a key a part of Jürgen Klopp’s crew.
Saul has been probably the most constant gamers for Atletico Madrid in the previous few years. Nevertheless, the membership need to offload him to boost funds.
Atletico Madrid have already signed Rodrigo De Paul from Udinese, and he’s anticipated to take Saul’s place within the squad.
When Saul was requested by a gaggle of supporters throughout pre-season to offer an replace on his future, he stated:
“They’re kicking me out of right here, man.”
Liverpool should stave off competitors from Barcelona to signal Saul
Barcelona are presently trying to cut back their wage invoice, and the Blaugrana have been linked with a transfer for Saul in a swap deal that might see Antoine Griezmann transfer the opposite approach.
Griezmann is presently the very best earner on the membership, with Lionel Messi now not underneath contract with Barcelona.
It stays to be seen if Saul will likely be eager to hitch Liverpool ought to they make a bid. The possibility to stay in Spain might enchantment to the midfielder.
Liverpool should pay a minimum of £35 million to signal Saul, That’s not a steep asking value, however the Reds need to promote just a few gamers first to reinvest that cash to signal contemporary faces.
Nonetheless solely 26, Saul can be a superb long-term substitute for Wijnaldum. He isn’t injury-prone, and would slot in nicely in Liverpool’s midfield.
The Reds will hope to get the deal throughout the road and beat Barcelona to Saul’s signature as he can be a superb acquisition in an in any other case inflated switch market.
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