ATLETICO MADRID are reportedly open to offloading Saul Niguez.
And Liverpool are the frontrunners for his signature, according to bookmakers Sky Bet.Manchester City are favourites to sign Atletico Madrid star Saul Niguez[/caption]
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However, the bookies think Manchester City, Arsenal and Everton are also in contention for the Spanish midfielder.
Saul’s future at the Wanda Metropolitano has hit the headlines recently.
Reports in Spain suggest Atletico are around £1bn in debt and need to generate funds for further additions this summer.
Atletico conquered Barcelona and Real Madrid to claim their second La Liga title under Diego Simeone.
However, the 26-year-old wasn’t a regular starter and, in stark contrast to the previous season, was often substituted.
The Spain international, who is contracted until June 2026, has spent more than a decade at Atletico.
But after 337 appearances, the Spanish title, two Europa League successes and the Copa del Rey – Saul’s future could lie elsewhere.
Saul Niguez next club – Sky Bet odds
- Liverpool – 1/1
- Manchester City – 14/1
- Arsenal – 16/1
- Everton – 25/1
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And that destination is likely to be Anfield with Sky Bet pricing Jurgen Klopp’s side at 1/1 to complete a transfer.
Liverpool are on the look-out for a new midfielder to replace Georginio Wijnaldum, who left for Ronald Koeman’s Barcelona.
Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo claim the Reds have expressed interest in £42million-rated Saul.
Manchester City are next in the betting market at 14/1 with Arsenal and Everton further behind at 16s and 25s respectively.
Toffees legend Kevin Campbell thinks Niguez would be a ‘dream’ midfield signing for Liverpool.
He told Football Insider: “He is a very good player.
“I have had a close eye on him for a couple of seasons now and he is so impressive. Technically he is superb but he is also tough.
“He would slot into that Liverpool midfield like a dream.
“I think he would be a great replacement for Wijnaldum. I imagine he would cost a fair bit though.”
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