Saul Niguez created a social media frenzy at the weekend by teasing that he will name his “new club” on Wednesday.
The 25-year-old Spanish midfielder has been linked with Manchester United, as per Sky Sports, with reports suggesting the Red Devils will offer him a £200,000 p/w deal.
However, according to Standard Sport, Saul is not on United’s shortlist as things stand so we should probably try contain any excitement that may have come following his teasing tweet.
Saul posted the following on his official Twitter page: “Communication. I wanted to communicate something important to you.” The post was accompanied by an image, in both Spanish and English reading: “NEW CLUB. I’ll announce it in 3 days…”
When contacted by Stretty News on Monday, Saul’s representatives refused to comment on any transfer speculation.
But following Saul’s tweet, former United defender Rio Ferdinand quote-tweeted him with an emoji of a pair of eyes to add even more fuel to the fire.
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) June 2, 2020
This will excite a number of United fans but I find it hard to believe we would announce a deal early, when that is something clubs like Bayern Munich have a tendency of doing as seen previously with France international Benjamin Pavard.
With Paul Pogba likely to remain at Old Trafford this summer, it’s difficult to see United landing Saul with the player set to make an announcement on his future tomorrow.
And Saul is taking a page from former team-mate Antoine Griezmann’s book of engineering transfers, which is not a good look…