English Premiership

Ince to Man United: Sign Niguez if Pogba leaves

2020-04-28 08:48
Saul Niguez
Saul Niguez (Getty Images)

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Ince says Atletico Madrid star Saul Niguez is just the kind of exciting player that the Red Devils should look to sign next.

A report in Spanish publication AS claimed at the beginning of April that United , who are 'the most interested' club, will 'not pay the clause' - which stands at €150 million (£131 million) - and are instead only willing to stump up €80 million (£70 million).

Saul is three years into a nine-year contract, but Atletico have been trying to get the midfielder to discuss new terms that would increase that release clause.

"What United fans want is exciting players and heroes in their team," Ince told the Daily Star.

"There hasn't been enough of those in recent years at United. You look at Manchester City. They've got Sergio Aguero, Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva – at least three legends.

"It’s the same now with Liverpool. United don’t have that at the moment. I've watched Niguez for the last two or three years and I really like him.

"He's got a lovely build and can score some special goals. There's a culture about him and he’s still young with plenty of potential."

Another former United player also recently gave their blessing to a pursuit of Niguez, with Rio Ferdinand keen on the "lovely conductor".

Ferdinand told a live Q&A on Instagram: "I don’t want Pogba to go but if he does go, I'd take Saul Niguez all day long. Not like-for-like but still a top player.

"What a player. I've been harping on about Saul Niguez for a few years now.

"I think he's a major player. Composed, calm, great left foot, lovely conductor, he can score goals, tactically he’s very aware.

"You can see Simeone, he gets his teams really well set up and he's in the middle orchestrating and dictating things."

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