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Man United Send Chief Scout to Track £17.4m La Liga Midfield Maestro Ahead of Potential Summer Bid

Old Trafford side chase Atletico Madrid starlet.

Man United have sent chief scout Jim Lawlor to ‘run the rule’ over Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez according to the Metro.

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The 20 year old, who has long been considered a hot prospect at the Vicente Calderon, rose to prominence with a superb display during his side’s 4-0 thumping of Real Madrid earlier this season.

The box to box performer can operate in a central or defensive midfield role but as evidence by his overhead kick goal against Real, see below, the Spanish Under 21 international has plenty to offer in the final third also.

Niguez has recently been signed up by big time agent Jorge Mendes, who has long been linked with big Old Trafford deals, and has a very affordable £17.4m release clause written into his Atletico Madrid contract.

The youngster was released by Real Madrid at the age of 14 but has certainly not let that set-back affect his progress in the game and Atletico boss Diego Simeone will be loathed to lose such a talent.

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