Despite rumours Manchester United were willing to offer up to 24 million euro for youngster Saúl, the midfielder announced he has no plans to leave Atlético Madrid.
“My biggest dream is to stay with Atleti my whole life,” Saúl said in an interview with Sportium News.
The 21-year-old midfielder has been with Atleti since 2008 and after Tiago’s injury, he has been playing more and scoring lots of important goals. He’s scored five goals throughout all competitions this season.
Seeing Manchester United’s poor results and looking at their ageing midfielders, it’s clear to see why Louis Van Gaal wants the Spaniard to join the Red Devils.
Despite Atleti not wanting to sell their ‘canterano’, the rumoured €24 million bid wouldn’t even grab Miguel Ángel Gil’s interest as the youngster’s release clause is much higher.
“Saúl has a release clause of 45 million euros,” said Saúl’s father in COPE. “He’s very happy with the club and he doesn’t want to leave.”
It’s clear he wants to stay, but what else does Saúl want?
He wants to make the fans happy.
“[The Champions League] is a beautiful competition. We really want to bring some joy to the fans, but it’s fundamental we go game by game,” he said.
Saúl also mentioned Atleti’s chances at winning La Liga once again.
“We’ve already shown that we’re able to fight for LaLiga and even win it, but it’s very equal and any team can give you a scare.”
Last week against Rayo Vallecano, we saw how Saúl wore the captain’s armband against his former club.
Maybe it’s not too farfetched too see the canterano lift up a trophy for Atleti in the near future. For now, partido a partido!