According to the pundit, speaking in a Sky Sports live blog this weekend, the Liga BBVA heavyweights would not be interested in selling the player in light of their recent transfer ban and, even if they were, the player himself would reject a move.
Atleti, like city rivals Real Madrid, have been banned from registering new players until the 2017-18 season, meaning that both teams risk being overly reliant on their existing squads.
Thus, Diego Simeone is unlikely to allow one of his finest prospects to leave the club, risking leaving United frustrated with any attempts to sign the starlet.
Even if the Red Devils were to meet the player’s buy-out clause, Balague insists that Niguez is happy with his lot at the Vicente Calderon and would not consider a move.
Real Madrid are also keen on the talented Spaniard.
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