Manchester United have been linked with a quite a few central midfielders lately.
The Red Devils are also expected to make a move for the likes of Renato Sanches and Toni Kroos this summer. It seems that a central midfield signing is definitely on the cards at Old Trafford this summer.
Apparently Mendes has informed United that if they sign the young Atletico midfielder, they can have a great player for a decade.
The Spanish midfielder from Atletico Madrid has been earning rave reviews for his performances in Europe this season. Recently his outstanding solo goal against Bayern Munich also raised eyebrows.
Mendes has good relations with Manchester United and has worked with the Old Trafford outfit in the past during the transfers of several star players including De Gea and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Saul is a phenomenal talent and one of the most complete central midfielders his age right now.
It will be interesting to see if Manchester United make a move for him this summer. But if they do decide to take Mendes’ advice and sign the player, they would be getting a future world class midfielder.
Manchester United have failed to replace club legend Paul Scholes ever since he retired and someone like Saul could definitely fill that void, even though he is not the same type of player.
Furthermore, Saul is on the cusp of being considered as an elite talent and if United act quickly they might still get to sign him for a reasonable fee.
Reports from Spain are claiming that Manchester United fully trust Mendes’ judgement and are willing to pay upto 45 million Euros (the player’s release clause) for the Spaniard this summer.