Manchester United prioritise Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez

Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez is a primary transfer target for Manchester United, according to reports.

The 25-year-old signed an eight-year contract before the start of the 2018-19 season, following interest from La Liga rivals Barcelona, with a whopping €150m release clause inserted into the new deal.

Club CEO Ed Woodward and the club’s Glazer owners are said to be prepared boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the transfer market, with the Spain international identified as their number one transfer target – according to the Daily Mail.

Diego Simeone wants to keep Saul at the Wanda Metropolitano, with the Argentine trying to maintain his first-team squad after a series of long-term players leaving the club this summer.

Diego Godin, Antoine Griezmann, Filipe Luis, Rodri and Gabi Hernandez are all players who have exited the club in recent times.

RB Salzburg teenage striking sensation Erling Haaland and Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek are also said to be key targets at Old Trafford.

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