City face competition for Saul Niguez

Manchester United have joined the race for Saul Niguez with Manchester City identifying Rodri Hernandez (22) as the perfect alternative. Guardiola believes Rodri would be more suited for the position he is the real holding midfielder at Atletico Madrid. [via ]

City have also considered the signing of Saul as officials at the Etihad Stadium value his versatility to adapt to different roles. Although Atletico want to keep Rodri, they will be unable to stop City triggering his €70m release clause, which City view as ‘affordable’.

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