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Manchester United handed potential boost in Saul Niguez chase – report

Manchester United are reportedly set to make a move for Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez in the summer transfer window.

According to Spanish publication AS, United are ready to make a bid for Niguez and are prepared to pay up to £34m to land the midfielder.

Niguez, 26, has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford for some time now and with Atletico Madrid now seemingly prepared to let him go, a deal could now finally take place over the coming weeks.

With Paul Pogba, Donny van de Beek and Bruno Fernandes already on board Solskjaer has an abundance of quality to choose from but Niguez would offer him something different. Besides Nemanja Matic, Solskjaer doesn’t really have any other defensive midfielders to help protect the back four and Niguez would be the perfect fit.

His top notch tackling combined with his pinpoint passing makes Niguez a real talent and his signing could all but complete Manchester United’s midfield.

There are few if any better defensive midfielders out there than Niguez and with Atletico seemingly willing to let him leave the club for just £35m, it’s a deal that United cannot afford to miss out on.

This season is likely to be a pivotal one for both Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Manchester United.

The Reds finally look ready to challenge Manchester City for the Premier League title and with the Reds also likely to be in the hunt in Europe and the other domestic cup competitions, Solskjaer will need a large squad of players to choose from and Niguez would be a welcome addition.

He may not necessarily be at the top of everyone’s wish list this summer but his signing I feel could be United’s most important. The Reds shipped far too many silly goals last season and are crying out for a holding midfielder to protect the back four and Niguez ticks all the right boxes.

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