Liverpool and Atletico Madrid are reportedly just £7 million apart in their negotiations for Saul Niguez.
The Reds have been heavily linked with several midfielders this summer, after Gini Wijnaldum’s exit, but reports surrounding the Spaniard have been particularly outstanding.
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Mundo Deportivo, as cited by Sport Witness, report Liverpool have had a bid of £35 million turned down for Saul, while also claiming an offer of £42 million would do the trick.
Furthermore, the above report reveals negotiations between the Reds and Atletico have taken a break after Barcelona entered the fray.
The Catalan giants have also been linked with moves for Saul and fellow Liverpool target Renato Sanches.
A report by Le10Sport this week states Barcelona are unable to afford a £30 million move for the Lille midfielder, however – so it’s unlikely they’ll be able to find an agreement with Atletico.
Seems a bit rich to pay this much for a player on the slide. He struggled at Atletico last season who preferred Koke and Llorente as their central midfield pairing. Equally he failed to make the Spanish national side for the Euro’s. Seems Atletico are very keen to get rid of him, not really sure why we would therefore pay more than we are offering, we should in fact be offering less and walk away if they do not want to deal, we are in difficult Covid times after all.
I cant see why lfc is trying to buy a player that cant compete in athletico any longer.