The 21-year-old rose to super-stardom towards the end of last season after playing a pivotal role in Atletico Madrid’s march to the Champions League final.
Indeed, the versatile starlet, whose positions ranged from central defence to No.10 last season, grabbed a superb assist against Barcelona and bagged an incredible solo goal against Bayern Munich in Europe’s top tier competition.
The Spain U21 was heavily linked with a Premier League move until he signed a new contract with Atletico, bumping up his release clause to a whopping £68million.
Nonetheless, Sport claim agent Jorge Mendes is still keen to seal a lucrative move during the summer window because he owns 40% of Niguez’s playing rights through his company ‘Quality Football’.
Accordingly, Mendes has been working to agree potential deals with Chelsea and Manchester United – but his efforts so far have proved unsuccessful.