Saul Niguez has been in excellent form for Atletico Madrid over the last couple of seasons – registering 18 goals for the Madrid club since the start of the 2015-16 campaign.
The 22-year-old’s numbers are even more impressive for a player that used to operate at centre-back, and it has previously been reported that Man United are firm admirers of the Spaniard.
Saul again showed his talent to the world when he scored a hat-trick for Spain Under-21s on Tuesday night as La Roja beat Italy 3-1 in the semi-finals of the Under-21 European Championships in Poland.
All three of Saul’s efforts against Italy were impressive, and Red Devils goalkeeper David de Gea took to his own personal Twitter account to comment on the midfielder’s performance.
Perhaps unexpectedly, De Gea’s response selection was flooded with messages from Man United fans, who want their number one goalkeeper to use his Atletico and indeed Spain connections to convince Saul to make the move to Old Trafford this summer.
Mamma Mía @saulniguez ??
— David De Gea (@D_DeGea) June 27, 2017
Surely the Spanish contingent at Old Trafford would welcome Saul, no? ?
— Dale O'Donnell (@ODonnellDale) June 27, 2017
Tap him up, David
— Mike Hunt (@HeisenbergMUFC) June 27, 2017
Get him and Ceballos to Old Trafford mate.
— Ant ?? (@Ant_MUFC) June 27, 2017
Bring him at @ManUtd ASAP
— ManUtd Since 93 (@CeeO_15) June 27, 2017
get him to United!
— Mark (@ThatGuyMartial) June 27, 2017
GET HIM TO MAN UTD
— MUFCTransfers (@_MUFCTransfers_) June 27, 2017
Bring him to Manchester United
— Mike-wange (@MichaelSchilo) June 27, 2017
Tap him up big Dave, tap him up! ??
— CrAiGsKi (@Craigski_7) June 28, 2017