OFFICIAL: Saul Signs New Contract Amid Barcelona Interest

Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez celebrates scoring their first goal.

Reuters / Wolfgang Rattay

Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez has committed his foreseeable future to the club by signing a long-term contract. 

The Spaniard, who had a fantastic tournament at U-21 Euro Cup, has penned an extension with his club to fend off the strong interest from Barcelona. The talented midfielder is one of the most highly-rated young midfielders in the world right now, and his latest heroics at U-21 Euro Cup have only added to his fame.

The 22-year-old topped the goalscoring charts at the U-21 tournament, where his 5 goals took his team to the finals. Disappointed with 1-0 loss to Germany in the final, the player looks to move forward by signing a new contract until 2026.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Saul said: “I am very happy because at Atleti we are a family and there is no better place to be.”



The player then confirmed his dedication and commitment towards Atletico, by adding: “I will work my full potential on the field as always to pay back the trust that the club is giving to me. I’d like to thank all my team-mates and the coaching staff for their help day by day so that I can be the player I am today.”

Sporting director Jose Luis Caminero also spoke of his delight over Saul’s renewal, by stating: “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 distance shooting skill, a tireless worker, a young player with lots of experiences. We should feel happy for the agreement we reached because he is such a great player and there are no limits to his growth.”


Written by Reyhan Ashley Nath  

Manchester United fan, Wayne Rooney is his role model. Passionate writer who has written for several sites in the past. He’s also an aspiring pianist and creates background music for BlameFootball’s Youtube channel.


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