United enters race for Atletico Madrid star Saul Niguez

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Saul Niguez

United enters race for Atletico Madrid star Saul Niguez.

Man United are reportedly joining th race to sign Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez as Manchester City shift attention to signing Rodri Hernandez.

Saul Niguez is seen to fit in with Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba in their midfield, when Juan Mata and Ander Herrera leave.

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ESPN,reports United have been closely monitoring the progress of  the Spain International since he was on loan at Rayo Vallecano in the 2013-14 season.

Though the 24 year-old Saul is contracted to Atletico until 2026 with a release clause of £128million, United are in deep interest to pursue a move in the summer for him.

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Premier League champions, Man City had previously considered a move for Saul largely because of his versatility in playing various positions in midfield and defense but recently seeing 22-year-old Atletico midfielder Rodri as a potential long-term replacement for Fernandinho has given United a more chance to sign him.

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