Manchester United will once again have a whole host of riches available to spend this summer, with the board already eyeing up potential signings. The latest rumour comes from Spain, with the Red Devils reportedly interested in landing Atletico Madrid’s talented midfield, Saul Niguez.
The news comes from Guillem Balague, who says that Saul has a buyout clause of €45million (£34m), and the player himself has rejected Atletico’s latest contract offer.
“Saul has a buy-out clause of 45m euros. There is a clause since the David Villa transfer to Barcelona, a clause that says Barcelona can equal any offer and can take him.” Balague began.
“Barcelona are interested, and so are Manchester United. He belongs 40 per cent to Jorge Mendes, and we’ll have to see.
“The last renewal offer from the club has been rejected by Saul, but the club will continue to negotiate.”
Although Manchester United have made approaches, Barcelona will certainly be favourites to land the 21-year old, and judging by his goal against Bayern Munich in the week you can see exactly why he is so sought after.
The Sun go on to say that United failed with a bid to land Saul in the January transfer window, with Louis van Gaal offering £15million; a bid that was immediately rejected.
One thing is clear. United are intent on sticking with their traditions and bringing in youth players to go along with the likes of Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Tim Fosu-Mensah.