Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez has reportedly mentioned the membership are attempting to do away with him this summer season, amidst curiosity from Liverpool.
Saul has been linked closely with a transfer to Liverpool, who wish 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 might be felt as he was a key a part of Jürgen Klopp’s group.
Saul has been one of the vital constant gamers for Atletico Madrid in the previous couple of years. Nonetheless, 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 bunch of supporters throughout pre-season to present an replace on his future, he mentioned:
“They’re kicking me out of right here, man.”
Liverpool must stave off competitors from Barcelona to signal Saul
Barcelona are presently trying to scale back their wage invoice, and the Blaugrana have been linked with a transfer for Saul in a swap deal that may see Antoine Griezmann transfer the opposite means.
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 might be eager to hitch Liverpool ought to they make a bid. The prospect to stay in Spain may enchantment to the midfielder.
Liverpool must pay a minimum of £35 million to signal Saul, That’s not a steep asking worth, however the Reds wish to promote just a few gamers first to reinvest that cash to signal recent faces.
Nonetheless solely 26, Saul can be an excellent long-term substitute for Wijnaldum. He isn’t injury-prone, and would slot in properly 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 an excellent acquisition in an in any other case inflated switch market.
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