As one would expect, the message sent by Atlético Madrid midfielder this weekend was not linked to a transfer.
Since this weekend, there has been speculation about Saul Niguez’s future. The error in a message that the player posted himself on social networks, which said: “New club: I will announce it in three days.”
It was enough to get panicless panic figures, who were quick to convey Manchester United’s interest, in particular. We also read that Chelsea, Arsenal, Paris Saint-Germain or Bayern Munich would like to employ the services of the Spanish midfielder, under contract with Atlético Madrid until 2026, and whose emission clause is set at EUR 150 million!
There is a new law in the city @clubcostacity
– Saúl Ñiguez (@saulniguez) June 3, 2020
But this announcement, which had the effect of a bomb, had nothing to do with a possible transmission. This Wednesday, the Atleti player simply revealed the creation of his “new club”, a team of young people in his original Alicante region.
The structure of the Costa City project, sponsored by Nike, welcomes teams of boys and girls ages 4 to 18. Saul says: “We have been developing this exciting and magnificent project for several years and I am very pleased to be able to present it and make it official today.”
But it will be necessary to wait to see him wear other colors than those from Atlético Madrid, who are currently preparing to resume the championship. Colchoneros begins with a trip to the Athletic Bilbao field on Sunday, June 14.