Saul Niguez is currently waiting on offers from the Premier League, according to reports. That’s a boost for Liverpool, give other recent reports.
It seems Saul Niguez is interested in what the Premier League has to offer. Enough so that he’s delaying a move to Barcelona.
And that move to Barcelona has gotten a lot of press over the last few days. COPE outlined the offer – Saul moves to Catalonia and Atletico Madrid get Antoine Griezmann in return.
For us, it’s an offer that’s hard to contend with. Atletico would receive a world-class player they know well in return. That’s surely superior to any financial offer for Saul.
And yet, clubs still have a chance.
That’s according to Sky journalist Matteo Moretto. He says that while that deal progresses and there’s some optimism, Saul hasn’t actually agreed to anything with Barcelona.
In fact, he’s waiting to hear potential Premier League offers before doing anything. It’s highly likely Liverpool will be one of those offers.
Saul wants Premier League offer
Fabrizio Romano says Liverpool are there waiting, should Saul to Barcelona collapse. But he’s far from the only one reporting that the Reds want him.
We actually started banging the ‘Saul to Liverpool’ drum four months ago. He really feels like an ideal signing right now, especially with Gini Wijnaldum’s exit.
Though, it won’t be easy to pull off. For one, we imagine Barcelona can offer a better deal than Liverpool. Maybe not financially, or even in terms of fighting for trophies, but with first-team football.
That’s supposedly why he wants out of Atletico, after all. Saul wants regular football and Barcelona can give him that. Will he get into the Liverpool XI over with Jordan Henderson or Thiago? We’re not sure.
So while Saul may wait for a Premier League offer, we’re still not sure it’ll be one he wants. Liverpool could always surprise on that front, of course. It’s entirely possible they see him as a first-XI player.
Then there are injuries to factor in. Neither Henderson nor Thiago have glorious injury records – they won’t be starting every single game.
Perhaps that’s enough to entice Saul to Anfield. Regardless of anything, his desire to listen gives Liverpool the opportunity to do just that.
And we’ve got to consider that a boost to the summer transfer plans.