Spurs offer CL finalist five-year deal but may have to pay club-record transfer fee

According to reports from Marca, Tottenham Hotspur are attempting to lure Atletico Madrid star Saul Niguez to White Hart Lane with a five-year contract offer.

The Mattress Makers’ march to the Champions League final has catapulted the 21-year-old to super-stardom, providing a sublime assist and producing an incredible solo goal during semi-final against Barcelona.

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Also famed for his versatility, the Spain U21 has featured in a plethora of different positions for Diego Simeone’s side this season, ranging from centre-half to No.10.

According to Marca, Tottenham are prepared to issue Niguez a five-year contract that will see him pick up around €6million per season amid doubts over his future at Vincente Calderon.

But Atletico are desperate to keep hold of arguably their most promising young talent, so any summer transfer to White Hart Lane will likely require Spurs activating the youngster’s €45million release clause.

Converting to just shy of £36million, that would constitute a new record transfer fee for the north London club – eclipsing the £30million they spent on Erik Lamela in summer 2013.