Atletico Madrid ‘will turn to Manchester City midfielder Yangel Herrera to replace Saul Niguez if he moves to Manchester United’ with Diego Simeone impressed by 23-year-old’s two-year loan at Granada
- Atlético Madrid could reportedly make a switch to Yangel Herrera this summer
- The club need a replacement for Saul Niguez if he leaves for Man United United
- Manchester City midfielder Herrera was loaned to Granada last season
- Atletico boss Diego Simeone would have been impressed by the 23-year-old
Atletico Madrid are reportedly set to switch to Manchester City midfielder Yangel Herrera if Saul Niguez leaves for Manchester United.
Niguez has been strongly linked with a departure from Atletico this summer, with United, Barcelona, Juventus and Liverpool all showing interest in the 25-year-old.
Sports post reported that United are considering a transfer for Niguez while Paris Saint-Germain are poised to make an offer for Paul Pogba. The Red Devils think they can strike a deal for around £45million for Niguez.
Atletico Madrid are reportedly set to switch to Manchester City midfielder Yangel Herrera (left) if Saul Niguez (right) leaves for Manchester United.
Niguez looked poised to join Barca, with a possible swap deal for Antoine Griezmann being discussed before wages became an issue. Saul has a contract until 2026 and is one of Atletico’s highest earners.
If Niguez leaves for Old Trafford, Sports world claim that Atletico will enter the market for a replacement.
The Spanish outlet reports that City midfielder Herrera is being considered as a possible option.
Diego Simeone would have been impressed with Herrera’s loan spell at Granada last season
Herrera spent the 2020-2021 season on loan at LaLiga club Granada and Atletico boss Diego Simeone is said to have been impressed with the 23-year-old.
Pep Guardiola had considered adding the midfielder to his roster for next season, but the Venezuelan international has no future at the Etihad.
Leeds, West Ham and Southampton have all gotten stakes in Herrera, who played 46 games for Granada last season.
City have already sold a number of players deemed redundant.
Jack Harrison joined Leeds after two successful seasons on loan with the Yorkshire club.
Lukas Nmecha and Angelino also departed, while the club will earn around £10 million from Manchester United’s deal for Jadon Sancho as they have a 15 per cent resale clause in the Borussia Dortmund star’s contract.
City will look to use the money to bolster their roster as they try to keep their Premier League title.
Harry Kane and Jack Grealish are Guardiola’s two main transfer targets, but the City boss has insisted the club cannot afford a big-money replacement for Sergio Aguero, who came to Barcelona on a free transfer in June.