Saul Niguez has underlined Diego Simeone’s towering influence at Atletico Madrid by promising he will not leave while the Argentine remains in charge.
The 21-year-old has developed into one of Simeone’s most important players in the last two seasons, famously scoring a mesmeric winning goal against Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-final last term.
The Spain international had been linked to a move away in the summer, with Manchester United and Arsenal reportedly interested in his services.
“As long as Simeone is here, no, I won’t leave,” Saul told Spanish magazine Club del Deportista. “When a coach has faith in you as much as he has and gives you that confidence, it’s vital.”