Tuesday, 5 July 2016
'Stakeholder' Mendes offers Saul Niguez to Man Utd, Chelsea
Super agent Jorge Mendes is eager to place Atletico Madrid star Saul Niguez in the Premier League this summer.
The midfielder penned a new deal to 2021 at the end of last season, but that hasn't prevented Mendes from touting him to English clubs, says Sport.
Mendes' player investment firm hold a 40 per cent stake in Saul's transfer rights.
The share was sold by Atletico in 2011 for just €1.5 million when they were struggling financially. It's claimed Saul signed his new deal, which also saw his buyout clause rise from €45 million to €80 million, on the understanding Atletico would not prevent him from moving on if Mendes arrived with a decent offer.
Mendes is currently speaking with Manchester United and Chelsea about the Spain international.