Manchester United have been interested in signing Atletico Madrid’s star for a long time, and this summer is their best chance to do so.
Rio Ferdinand, an Old Trafford icon, has been a major admirer of the Spanish international and has now backed the Red Devils to sign him this summer.
The 42-year-old retired defender told on his YouTube channel FIVE:
“I think if the right player becomes available for the right price, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will go and get him. Saul Niguez would be a perfect fit and he’s asking price was £160m a couple of years ago, now it’s more like £40-50m.”
“In today’s game that’s a decent price for someone like him who has Champions League experience. I’m a big fan of his. If you can get him in this window, I think you do it.”
Sport claimed earlier this month that Manchester United attempted but mostly failed to sign him in past transfer seasons due to his exorbitant release clause of 150 million euros. However, according to the Spanish media source, the La Roja star wants to leave the Rojiblancos this summer and may be enticed for a cost of 50 million euros (£43 million).
The dynamic 26-year-old star can play in a variety of midfield spots. He has the ability to move and hit the ball with both feet. Saul can dribble and pass effectively, and he is extremely comfortable in possession, as are most Spanish midfielders.
Should Manchester United spend £42.6 million to eventually capture Saul Niguez, in your opinion?