Saturday, 1 July 2017

Saul Niguez To Stay With Atletico For Nine More Years

Barcelona and Manchester United target Saul Níguez has signed a huge nine-year deal, keeping him at the club until 2026.
The 22-year-old Saul already had a long-term contract until 2021, but has now extended that with five more years.

Atletico have already this summer secured new deals with two of their other leading players in Antoine Griezmann and Koke.

Griezmann's new deal runs until 2022 while Koke has pledged his future to Atletico until 2024.
Saul, who was part of the Spain under-21 side that lost the Euro 2017 final to Germany on Friday, said on his club's website: "I'm very happy because at Atleti we are a family and there is no better place to be.

"I will work as always to repay the trust the club has shown in me on the field. I want to thank all my teammates and the coaching staff for their help day by day to be able to be the player I am today."
Atletico sporting director Jose Luis Perez Caminero said Saul -- who has been at the club since he was 14 -- is a role model for all the youngsters at the Spanish giants and believes he will only get better and better.
He said: "Saul is an example for all the kids in our Academy. An example of giving, teamwork, solitary on the field and an impressive quality.

"He is an all-around player, with great aerial power, an amazing long-range shot, a tireless worker, a young player with lots of experience... We should feel happy for the agreement we reached because he is such a great player and there are no limits to his growth."

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