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Report: Liverpool are watching Saul Niguez of Atletico Madrid closely

This summer Liverpool are likely to sign a midfielder. The Reds are a man short in the middle and a new recruit is a necessity as a result. According to reports in Spain, Liverpool are watching Saul Niguez closely and could land him for around £35m.

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Saul Niguez profile

26-year-old midfielder Saul Niguez stars in the middle of the park for Atletico Madrid.

The Spaniard came through the youth ranks at Atleti and has been capped 19 times by his country.

He’s made 337 appearances in all competitions for his boyhood club.

A versatile midfielder, he is most often found in the centre or operating as a defensive midfielder, though he also cropped up on both wings and as an attacking midfielder last season.

Combative with an eye for a pass and with strength in the tackle he is adept at winning the ball back and using it well.

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Kopites will remember Saul from his scuffed goal as Atletico beat Liverpool 1-0 in the first leg of their Champions League tie in 2020.

Liverpool want Saul Niguez

Wow! A fresh transfer rumour, how fun.

According to AS in Spain, Liverpool are monitoring Saul Niguez.

The Reds are very attentive to the midfielder with Manchester United also in the hunt.

The outlet has claimed that the player’s value has plummeted to €40m (around £35m).

What RTK has to say

Liverpool moving for Saul would be an ambitious swoop, a sign of intent.

Even though he’s somewhat fallen out of favour at the Wanda Metropolitano he is still a hugely talented midfielder.

The Spaniard would be able to replace Gini Wijnaldum’s durability and combative nature in the middle.

Though the boss is likely looking for a more attack minded midfielder, hence the links to Florian Neuhaus.

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