Man United Are Desperate To Sign 26-Year-Old Spain International
Man United may be looking to improve upfront and in the back-line this summer, but it’s likely that something will need to be done in the midfield area too. Paul Pogba’s future is unclear and the club really does struggle without him, while nobody really knows what the plan is with Donny van de Beek wither so a more complete option is needed.
A combination of Fred/McTominay/Matic is fine when they need to defend and soak up pressure, but they are fairly useless when opposing clubs sit deep and ask them to create so a new arrival will be needed if Paul Pogba goes.
It was reported recently that the Red Devils were looking at a €60m deal for Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez, and that looks even more likely after reports today which say he wants to leave in the summer.
The timing is interesting after a fairly comprehensive defeat to Chelsea in the UCL, so it’s possible that a few La Liga giants footballers are starting to realize that they may need to leave to see success.
Spain international is 26 so he’s entering his prime years so that’s a plus, while he’s also left-footed so that would bring a natural balance to the midfield if he’s paired with Bruno and a holding footballer in behind.
As you would expect from Saul he works hard and he’s brilliant defensively, but he also has the ability to break forward and create opportunities or score goals, so that does suggest he would be an upgrade on some of the current options.