'Stakeholder' Mendes offers Saul Niguez to Man Utd, Chelsea

Super agent Jorge Mendes is eager to place Atletico Madrid star Saul Niguez in the Premier League this summer.

The midfielder penned a new deal to 2021 at the end of last season, but that hasn’t prevented Mendes from touting him to English clubs, says Sport.

Mendes’ player investment firm hold a 40 per cent stake in Saul’s transfer rights.

The share was sold by Atletico in 2011 for just €1.5 million when they were struggling financially. It’s claimed Saul signed his new deal, which also saw his buyout clause rise from €45 million to €80 million, on the understanding Atletico would not prevent him from moving on if Mendes arrived with a decent offer.

Mendes is currently speaking with Manchester United and Chelsea about the Spain international.

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