Atletico Madrid boss doesn’t fear blockbuster midfielder sale, Arsenal and Man United thought to be circling

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The latest hipster name has entered the zeitgeist of the Transfer Tavern, as it so often does ahead of both an international tournament and the summer transfer market.

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has insisted reports linking the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal with star midfielder Saul Niguez do not fear him, report Football Espana.

The 21-year old has been strongly linked with a move to Manchester United for much of the past year and has seen his stock rise even higher after a stunning goal against Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

Able to operate almost anywhere, the La Roja hopeful is widely considered as one of the most promising talents in European hopeful.

Barcelona are believed to have first option on the midfielder should he become available over the course of the summer.

Still, the Red Devils, as well as Premier League rivals Arsenal, are understood to be circling the talented Spaniard following his emergence as a first-team regular under ‘El Cholo’.

‘Saul is in good form at the moment and the best thing for him is to isolate himself from all the good things being said about him’, announced the Argentine coach.

When asked if he feared Niguez’s exit, Simeone simply replied: ‘No.’

‘I’ve never liked excessive praise or criticism, it’s not good and I don’t consider it fair.’

How far can Saul Niguez go in the game? Is he an imperative signing for Man United going forward? 

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