Arsenal confirm deal for Atletico Madrid star Saul Niguez

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Arsenal have made an approach to sign Atletico Madrid star Saul Niguez, according to reports in Spain. Saul has made 188 appearances since breaking into Atleti’s first-team back in 2012 but the 23-year-old is being linked with a move to the Premier League at the end of the 2017/18 campaign. While Manchester United were at the front of the queue to sign Saul, it’s understood the Gunners have now stepped up their interest in the highly-rated Spain international.

Man Utd AS suggests that Arsenal are one of a number of teams to make a ‘call’ regarding the midfielder’s potential availability in the summer. It’s claimed the north London giants have been keen on Saul for some time and Arsene Wenger is now ready to overhaul his midfield at the Emirates.

Arsenal could face a battle to land Saul, though, with many of Europe’s elite sides keeping close tabs on the Spaniard’s situation. However, the £130million release clause in Saul’s contract at Altetico may put off potential suitors.





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