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Barça is still attentive to Saúl Ñíguez... Surprise operation?

Published:2/08/2021 - 15:25h

Updated:2/08/2021 - 15:25h

FC Barcelona would continue to be interested in acquiring the services of Atlético de Madrid midfielder Saúl Ñíguez, who is on the exit ramp of the 'colchonero' club

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The FC Barcelona has not forgotten of Saúl Ñíguez. 'ACE' has desvelado that the Catalan group keeps on being the best positioned for fichar to the midfield player of the Athletic of Madrid during this summer, in spite of the diverse rumours in the last days that have situated to the 'colchonero' in the radar of several teams of the Premier League, with the Manchester United leading the career.

The 'Network Devils' have sounded like the next team of Saúl from does some weeks and the English press has advanced, in different opportunities, that exist negotiations directed. 'ACE' has published all the contrary and signal that, in fact, near sources to the footballer of 26 years have denied that from the Premier League have moved index cards to achieve a movement during this summer.

Of the same way, the Madrilenian newspaper aims that the Barça follows very attentive to the situation of the player 'colchonero', the one who would be living his last days in the Atleti. Everything aims to that has been the midfield player the one who has begun to insist in his exit, since it has lost a lot of leadership in the last year and became an acting 'safe' for the 'Cholo' Simeone.

Besides, Saúl would have to the Camp Nou as his ideal destination. Before it had been related with the Barcelona discipline by a possible barter that would include the return of Antoine Griezmann to Wanda Metropolitan after two seasons in the City Condal, but the negotiations froze of a moment to another because the Barça felt that it was 'losing' in the operation and expected that the Athletic, in addition to Saúl, included 'cash'.

Change of plans

Always as far as it informs 'ACE', the situation would have given a totally distinct twist and now the interest of the culés is definite. Already in the negotiations does not appoint to Antoine Griezmann and from the offices of the Camp Nou begins to take strength, although it is a subject that the Barça does not go to tackle immediately.

It fits to remember that first the Barcelona club has to resolve several folders of 'urgent' before deciding if they will go out or no to the market again. The blaugrana have to 'undo' of players like Samuel Umtiti, Miralem Pjanic or Philippe Coutinho, in addition to the discounts salariales of the 'heavy weights' of the changing room; all this to free the mass salarial and can inscribe to the new signings, with Leo Messi included.

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