Atletico Madrid ties midfielder Saul Niguez through 2026
MADRID (AP) Atletico Madrid says midfielder Saul Niguez has agreed to a new contract that will tie him to the Spanish club through 2026.
The 22-year-old Niguez extended his current contract by five seasons a day after he helped Spain reach the final of the Under-21 European Championship, which they lost to Germany 1-0 on Friday. Niguez was the tournament leading scorer with five, including a hat trick to beat Italy 3-0 in the semifinals.
Strong in attack and defense, Niguez has been a key player for Atletico coach Diego Simeone for the past three seasons. He has formed a talented midfield pairing with Jorge ''Koke'' Resurreccion.
Niguez says, ''I am happy at Atletico because we are a family and there is no better place to be.''