MANCHESTER UNITED are reportedly “very close” to securing a £71million deal for Saul Niguez.
The Atletico Madrid star sent fans into meltdown this week as he teased a major announcement regarding a new team.
But supporters were left furious after it was revealed that he was referring to a project in his hometown of Elche.
However, reports from across Europe have now claimed Manchester United are close to completing the deal.
It is reported that he will make the move to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side at the end of the 2019/20 season.
Niguez has a huge £130million release clause as part of his contract with Atletico Madrid.
But due to a financial meltdown caused by the coronavirus, they are prepared to take just accept just over half of that.
His agreement with United will come as a huge blow for neighbours Manchester City.
Pep Guardiola’s side have been long-term admirers of the 25-year-old following his incredible run of form.
Niguez has made over 300 appearances for Atletico Madrid since he joined them at the age of 14.
He reached the Champions League final with them in 2016 – but his team lost to Real Madrid.
The Spaniard has established himself as a key figure within Diego Simeone’s side – who are sixth in the LaLiga table.