Manchester United fans have reacted to the rumours of Saul Niguez being identified as a possible replacement for Paul Pogba.
We covered this piece earlier, where we reported about the recent rumours and speculations of the 24-year-old Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez to Old Trafford as a possible replacement for the ‘reportedly’ outgoing Frenchman.
The Spaniard is said to have a release clause of €150m to his name at Wanda Metropolitano, as his current runs through 2026.
However, the 24-year-old has recently hinted that he might be up for a change in the scenery if the opportunity arises:
“That’s my intention, to be at Atletico Madrid all my life, but in the world of football you never know.
“For me, yes [I want to retire at Atletico], but maybe I have a bad couple of years and then they grow to not love me anymore.”
The above comments have given some new found hope to Manchester United fans who have reacted on Twitter to this latest speculations:
@ManUtd linked with @saulniguez as a replacement for Paul Pogba.
While, a terrific signing, I'm not sure #edwoodward would invest another €100m on one player.
Different sort of player than Pogba but could be tailor made for Premier League #Saulniguez #MUFC
— Karan (@writekaranwrite) July 4, 2019
Hoping Pogba sends in Transfer request tomorrow but most importantly we need 150m upfront so @ManUtd can activate Saul Niguez Release clause. So possibly Ole vision is Saul Niguez, Bruno Fernandes and Longstaff. @ManUtd @markgoldbridge @UnitedStandMUFC #mufc
— Tameez Abdool Sattar (@TameezSattar) July 4, 2019
— MarioMUFC (@Mario_Fotball) July 4, 2019
Saul ain’t leaving Atletico for the mess we are called Man Utd. Shame
— d. (@aj_bool) July 2, 2019
MUFC don’t need to look at Saul Niguez! He is an absolute baller! But ungettable so Ed just do the deals that are gettable
— Ally Murray (@ally19red) July 1, 2019
“Pay rise “ finally something we’re good at
— Thomas 🇮🇪🇾🇪 (@_CaptainKeane) July 4, 2019
Saul and Fernandes and I'm happy to let Paul go
— Jordan Henshall (@JordyHensh07) July 4, 2019
Saul Niguez is a different kind of player to Paul Pogba.
While, not much of a goal-scorer, Niguez has got the passing abilities to control the midfield and has an incredible engine that helps him press and run all game long!
He definitely won’t be a direct replacement to the Frenchman and I’m not sure Ed Woodward would pay anything upward of €115m for his services, but there’s no doubt that Saul Niguez to United would be an incredible deal, if we decided to go through with this transfer.