Manchester United identify Bruno Fernandes' ideal partner in the midfield

Ruben Hill
April 1, 2020

Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is confident of signing Saul Niguez from Atletico Madrid, according to reports.

Should it prove to be true, can Manchester United avoid to lose money on Paul Pogba, as man at that time did to the world's most expensive footballer, when he in the summer of 2016 was purchased in Juventus for 818 million.kr.

Atletico tied a prized asset down to a bumper nine-year contract in 2017, which is set to keep him at Wanda Metropolitano until 2026, but speculation over his future is starting to increase ahead of the summer transfer window.

This season, the midfielder has already played 26 La Liga games for Atletico Madrid having scored three goals in the process.

Speaking in an Instagram Live, as quoted by Metro, Ferdinand said: "He's another one, what a player".

Ferdinand acknowledges the fact his old club are the constant subjects of transfer rumours, but also believes that Saul is a "major player" capable of adding a new dimension to any side. Composed, calm, great left foot, lovely conductor, he can score goals, tactically he's very aware.

As reported here yesterday, although Saul's buyout clause is high, a complicated third party ownership deal means that Atleti might be under pressure to accept a lower offer to avoid paying penalties to 40% owners Quality Football, headed up by agent Jorge Mendes and former United and Chelsea CEO Peter Kenyon.

And as per reports, Man United scouts watched him in action during the Spanish side's win over Liverpool in the Champions League a couple of weeks ago and it seems like they have been pleased with what they have seen.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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