Man United ready to trigger release clause of Pogba’s replacement

Manchester United are linked with Atletico Madrid and Spanish midfielder Saul as they continue to prepare for  life without Paul Pogba who could be on his way to either Real Madrid or Juventus.

Spanish media publication AS revealed last week that the Red Devils were keenly interested in the €150m-rated midfielder (based on the release clause in his current contract) as Solskjaer isn’t sure whether Pogba will remain at Old Trafford or not.

The same media outlet now has a new update regarding Saul’s future at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium as it revealed that United are edging closer to triggering the player’s release clause.

According to the report, the Red Devils are doing everything possible to capture the 24-year-old’s signature this summer.

Meanwhile, the deal is reportedly subjected to Paul Pogba’s decision over his future.

The Frenchman, whom Saul is coming to replace, is yet to reach a final decision over his stay at the Theater of Dreams, therefore, the Red Devils are waiting in anticipation to know what the Frenchman’s final conclusion would be.

Should the former Juventus man decide to remain under Solskjaer beyond this summer, it is possible the 20-time Premier League champions will pull out of the race for Saul’s signature in order to focus on reinforcing the defence.

Saul needs no introduction, he’s been on top of his game for Diego Simeone’s team for a very long time and it will be a great plus to have him at Old Trafford.

The question many United fans and football experts could be asking is: who is Solskjaer really going for Fernandes or Saul?