According to a report by The Times, Atletico Madrid and Manchester City might be involved in a swap deal for their midfielders this summer. The champions of Spain have named Saul Niguez and champions of England have named Bernardo Silva as part of the swap deal.
Saul rose through the ranks of Atletico Madrid’s youth team in Spain. However, he was sent on a one-year loan to Rayo Vallecano in 2013, before naming him in the first-team squad for Atletico. Since his return from loan, the Spaniard has been the mainstay in the midfield for Diego Simeone’s side.
The Spaniard has appeared 337 times for Atletico while scoring 43 goals and 19 assists in all competitions in his 7 years stay. However, he has not been happy this season due to less game time. Saul has just appeared 41 times scoring just 2 goals and 1 assist in all competitions.
Following this issue, he has shared his opinion to leave the club this summer. The Spaniard has stated he is unsettled at Atletico and wants to move to another club this summer. However, Saul has still his contract till 2026 with a release clause of €100m. But the club has valued him at €70 million while listing him in a swap deal transfer with Manchester City.
Atletico has agreed with Saul’s views and gave a green light for transferring the Spaniard. This transferring deal would help Atletico to land Bernardo Silva this summer in a swap deal.
Atletico Madrid offered Saul in a swap deal to sign Silva
It has been rumored for a few weeks that Atletico Madrid is interested in signing Manchester City’s Portuguese star Bernardo Silva. It is believed that Atletico tabled an offer for Silva but it didn’t move forward as City wanted more for the Portuguese midfielder.
However, Atletico didn’t give up and offered a swap deal for signing Silva. The Spanish Champions have offered their midfielder, Saul, in exchange for Silva this summer. The Portuguese have won three premier league titles with City since joining from AS Monaco in 2017. Silva has gone to appear 201 times while scoring 35 goals and 44 assists in all competitions for City.
Following his impressive performances over the years, it has attracted Atletico to sign the player this summer. Atletico might have failed one time to secure the Portuguese. But they can land Silva this summer proposing a swap deal to Manchester City.
Pep Guardiola is believed to be impressed with Saul and thinks he could be a great addition to City’s squad. While Diego Simeone is also a fan of the Portuguese star and believes Silva would be an excellent addition to Atletico’s attack next season.
Also, interestingly, a swap deal will work well as it would save a lot of money for both teams, as it will save a lot of money. So, let’s wait and see if the swap deal happens or not in this transfer window.