Liverpool’s interest in Saul Niguez has been confirmed, although the Reds are delaying a bid due to competing priorities.
Liverpool are allegedly interested in signing Saul Niguez from Atletico Madrid this summer.
According to rumours, Liverpool are interested in signing Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez this summer, but will put their interest on hold in order to focus on attacking reinforcements. Jurgen Klopp is planning to restructure his Anfield squad in preparation for a resurgent Premier League title challenge next season.
The Reds were unable to challenge Manchester City for the Premier League title last season, finishing third after a tumultuous campaign.
Liverpool’s ambitions to win back-to-back titles were hampered by a large-scale injury crisis in defence, with Joel Matip, Virgil van Dijk, and Joe Gomez all missing significant time due to long-term injuries.
With the £34 million purchase of Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig, the Merseyside club has already taken steps to avoid a repetition of last season’s struggles.
The capture of the Frenchman, though, is unlikely to be Klopp and technical director Michael Edwards’ sole task in the coming weeks and months.
Liverpool are also thought to be looking for a box-to-box midfielder to replace Georginio Wijnaldum, who left the club after his previous contract expired to join Paris Saint-Germain.
They appear to have found their man in Saul, with the Atletico Madrid midfielder being extensively linked with a £34 million move to Anfield in recent weeks.
According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, despite Liverpool’s desire to sign the 26-year-old, they are anticipated to put their interest on wait in order to handle a number of other critical difficulties.
Klopp is said to be keen on signing a new winger and striker before the start of the season, with the German manager preferring to pursue their respective targets over a move for Saul.
The latter has spent his whole professional career at Atletico and is rumored to be considering a new challenge.
Last season, he earned his first La Liga title, but he struggled to find a regular berth in Diego Simeone’s side, making only 22 league appearances.
Saul has also played 19 times for Spain at the international level, but was left out of Luis Enrique’s final Euro 2020 roster.
It remains to be seen whether Liverpool will act on their “Brinkwire Summary News” when the time comes.