Saúl Ñíguez in his new renewal with the Athletic of Madrid


OFFICIAL: Saúl Ñíguez renews by the Athletic until 2026

Published:1/07/2017 - 15:23h

Updated:1/07/2017 - 15:23h

The big European that has cuajado Saúl Ñíguez with the Spanish selection Sub21 has forced to the Athletic to react. The group rojiblanco, sanctioned without fichar, has renewed to his midfield player promise by five years more, until June of the 2026

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After going out in a European Sub21 in which it was one of the figures of the Spanish selection, the Athletic of Madrid has reacted not to have surprises with Saúl Ñíguez. The footballer, that had agreement until 2021, has been the following in the list of renewals of the key pieces of the staff, and has signed an extension until the 2026.

Like this it has communicated it the own Madrilenian team through the social networks, standing out the path of one of the prides of his quarry. After debuting with so alone 17 years and leave yielded to the Ray Vallecano, the player went back to the discipline of the first team, in which it has turned into a reference of the hand of the Cholo Simeone.

His brilliant season in LaLiga, added to his extraordinary performance in the European Sub21 of Poland, in the proclaimed maximum goleador with a Spanish selection that finish subcampeón, had called the attention of the big clubs of the continent, putting to the PSG and to the FC Barcelona after the steps of the midfield player. Now, the Valencian will keep on being rojiblanco by a lot of seasons more.

An option for the Barça

Although the first option to reinforce the medullary Barcelona is the Italian Marco Verratti, the problems with the PSG have forced to the Barça to control possible alternative, and one of the most stood out was the own Saúl Ñíguez. 

To his 23 years the player is a project of future, but already has a present more than valid to be taken into account. Skillful in the attack, effective in the management of the balloon and solid in defence, the footballer squared with the profile that looked for the Barcelona square, that for the moment has seen as it moves away one of his wishes.

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