Barcelona reportedly tried to sign Saul Niguez from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2017 and failed. However, being in need of quality midfielders they aren’t prepared to give up just yet, according to Mundo Deportivo.
The report also claims that the Blaugrana have an agreement with Atleti in place, dating back to the sale of David Villa in 2013, which allows them to have the first pick on two of Madrid club’s youngsters at the time – Javier Manquillo and Saul Niguez. This means that, should Atletico ever receive an offer for Saul they would be willing to accept from any other club, they would be obligated to contact Barcelona and offer the versatile midfielder under the same conditions to them first. If so, it is a significant boost in their pursuit of the player and makes Camp Nou his most likely destination should he ever decide to leave Wanda Metropolitano.
Still, just like their summer move for Antoine Griezmann, the pursuit has so far been in vain.
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