Barcelona are keen to sign Atletico Madrid playmaker Saul Niguez if they fail to land Marco Verratti from Paris Saint Germain, according to AS.
The piece noted that Barca have been keeping an eye on the development of Saul, and the club will send someone to run the rule over him during Spain’s clash with Italy in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship this week.
Barcelona “feel the midfielder has the ideal profile to reinforce their side in the middle of the park, and so are reactivating the interest they’ve had in the player for the past two years.”
At Atletico, Saul has established himself as one of the most effective midfield players in Spanish football. On the ball, he’s excellent, off it, he’s tenacious, and the 22-year-old is intelligent enough to flourish in a variety of different positions.