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Diego Simeone has admitted that Saul Niguez could leave Atletico Madrid this summer over a disagreement at the club amid Liverpool links.
The 26-year-old has been impressive for Los Rojiblancos and as a result of his development, he earned a mammoth nine-year contract in 2017.
However, recent reports have linked Niguez with Liverpool, who are desperately looking for a Georginio Wijnaldum’s successor.
Speaking to AS, Atletico boss Simeone broke his silence on the rumours surrounding the midfielder, as he insisted that while Saul would like a more important role, he values his versatility across the pitch more.
“Last season he spoke with the club, with us about his needs and what he spoke about was the option of having a position on the pitch where he feels more important,” the manager said.
“And I consider that Saul became Saul by playing everywhere, but he or many of those around him see it as something negative.
“He is very important for Atletico because he can play as a full-back, right-wing, midfielder, he gives us a lot of options to be able to count on him.
“He is a player who, in that version and playing how the coach needs him to, performs very well.”
Source – TEAMtalk