17 September, 2017
The midfielder joined the Red Devils in 2006 from Tottenham and has so far made a total of 459 appearances for United. Somewhat astoundingly, the 22-year-old Spanish global signed a new nine-year contract at Atletico Madrid, one of the longest in football history, that will run until 2026.
Mourinho is apparently beginning to plan for life without Michael Carrick, and is eyeing a deep playmaker to take over from the 36-year-old.
And Manchester United insiders have told sportinastorm.com that it wasn't to watch France striker Antoine Greizmann, who snubbed a move to the Theatre of Dreams earlier this summer by remaining loyal to Diego Simeone's team.
Meanwhule, Niguez will be even harder for United to sign after he penned a nine-year deal with Atletico in July.