The Catalan club have long been watching the Atletico Madrid youngster Saul Niguez and are ready to make an offer in attempt to land the talented midfielder during the summer transfer window.
The 21-year-old Spanish international began his playing career at Real Madrid before moving to city rivals Atletico Madrid where he was given his full professional debut and a chance to shine.
Saul Niguez has made huge strides to prominence during the ongoing season and his game winning goal against Bayern Munich in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-finals at Vicente Calderon has been the season’s highlight for the youngster.
His quality performances have alerted plenty of suitors who need to be advised that Barcelona are the team who hold a first-option clause on Saul Niguez.
The clause was introduced in 2013 during the transfer of David Villa and should any club attempt to land the talented midfielder Barcelona would be the first to be offered the possibility of signing the 21-year-old, according to Portuguese media outlet Abola.
Niguez is contracted to Atletico Madrid until 2020 and Barcelona could opt to buy him during summer if they are willing to pay the €60 million release clause.