Manchester City will fancy their chances in the race for the Premier League title, as they’ve gone up the gears in recent times.
Pep Guardiola really has worked wonders since rocking up in Manchester as success and silverware is now expected, which shows just how far the Citizens have come under his guidance.
Interestingly, it appears as if the defending Premier League champions are eyeing a possible swoop, as according to The Mirror, Manchester City have made Saul their No.1 summer target to replace Fernandinho.
Indeed, Manchester City are interested in bringing Saul Niguez to the Etihad.
However, the Spaniard will only be two years into a nine-year contract at the end of the season, and the midfielder reportedly has a £130 million buy-out clause.
Sadly, Fernandinho is getting on with age so a long-term replacement is required in Manchester, despite him establishing himself as one of the standout performers in the current campaign.
Saul, who is valued at £81 million (by Transfermarkt), has established himself as one of the best midfielders in world football in recent years. He can influence the game positively in attacking and defensive areas, so he’d offer an extra something in Fernandinho’s place, with the Brazilian more defensively-minded.
But, with the Spaniard’s release clause standing at £130 million, it seems unlikely that City will want to pay the fee.