Atletico Madrid star Saul Niguez has trolled Manchester United supporters by announcing his next club… is actually a new academy project backed by Nike.
The 25-year-old midfielder sparked rumours he could be about to sign for the Red Devils after teasing on social media he would reveal his ‘new club’ in just three days.
THERE IS A NEW TEAM IN THE CITY @clubcostacity
— Saúl Ñiguez (@saulniguez) June 3, 2020
The Premier League giants were already linked with an interest in the Spain international, with reports Atletico were even ready to lower their asking price from his rumoured £135m buy-out clause to around £86m.
Those reports gave many supporters hope of landing the midfield talent, who has been one of Atleti’s key players in recent seasons, and they practically went into meltdown after Niguez’s announcement at the weekend.
Old Trafford legend Rio Ferdinand made even more fans convinced he would sign after responding to the post on Twitter.
A quick search of YouTube reveals how hopeful many Red Devils fans were of landing him, with a host of ‘welcome to Manchester United’ videos about the Spaniard being posted over the last few weeks.