Manchester United have decided that they will pay no more than €80m to land Atlético Madrid midfielder
Saúl is still one of Simeone’s favourite players, having started in all but one game this season. However, the basis for these transfer rumours is that Saúl might be unhappy with his inability to hold down a spot in central midfield.
Simeone has deployed him as a wide midfielder and even as a full-back on a number of occasions this season, with just 18 of his 37 appearances coming in his preferred central role. It is said that United would be willing to keep him in midfield permanently.
The Red Devils believe Saúl would be the perfect replacement for Paul Pogba, whose priority is still to land a move to Real Madrid once the summer transfer window opens.
Paul Pogba’s priority is Real Madrid due to wanting to link-up with Zinedine Zidane!
Would that be the right move for the Frenchman? 🤔 https://t.co/gxHsq3O0Ht
— 90min (@90min_Football) April 1, 2020
The belief is that Saúl would fit seamlessly into both the United squad and the Premier League, and the fact that he is only 25 means that he could be a core part of the team for years to come.
However, Atlético don’t like to sell their players without a fight, so to see them give up and let Saúl go for around €80m would come as a huge surprise.
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