Saul Niguez’s agent has provided a cryptic update on the Atletico Madrid midfielder’s future amid speculation he is wanted by Barcelona in a swap deal involving Antoine Griezmann.
The midfielder’s representative Jonathan Barnett has told AS that the 26-year-old has not yet made a decision on his future but will seek to do what he feels is best. He said, “Saúl will do with his future what is best for Saúl. Nothing has been decided, Saúl has as many options to stay as he does to leave.”
Barcelona and Atletico “continue to thrash out negotiations” for what is described as a “complicated transfer” that would allow Griezmann to head back to the Rojiblancos and Saul move to the Camp Nou, according to Jordi Gil at Diario Sport.
Griezmann is Barca’s second-highest earner at the club, after Lionel Messi, and the club is keen to offload the Frenchman to help the club’s financial crisis and ensure the captain’s new contract can be registered with La Liga, as reported by ESPN.