Saul Niguez Esclapez is a Spanish professional footballer. He is commonly known as Saul Niguez. Saul plays for the Spanish national team and Atletico Madrid. Saul plays as a center or defensive midfielder.
Saul played with Atletico Madrid from the very beginning of his career. He spent his whole career with the club. At first he joined Atletico Madrid’s academy as a youngster and later he was promoted to the main team. Saul has played more than 300 matches with Atletico Madrid. Saul helped Atletico Madrid to win many trophies over the years.
Saul played for many years with the youth squads of Spain and now he is playing for the main team. Saul has represented his nation in various major tournaments from time to time. Saul is now a regular player for the Spanish squad.
Saul is known for his dribbling, ball controlling, playmaking and long range shooting.
Saul earned a good amount of fortune over the years. In 2021, Saul’s net worth is approximately USD 60 million.
In 2010, Saul started his senior career with Atletico Madrid B. He played with the club for three seasons. Atletico Madrid B paid him USD 250K for each season. Later he got promoted to the main team of Atletico Madrid in 2014 and has been playing with the team ever since. Atletico paid him USD 2.3 million for the first two seasons.
Saul signed a new deal with the club in 2016. From that time on he received USD 5.8 million till 2018. In mid-2018, he renewed his contract w2ith the club. After the renewal he used to get USD 14.8 million for every single season. This contract was valid till 2021. So, in June, 2021 Atletico offered him a new contract and according to this contract he started receiving USD 16.6 million annually. Saul also gets bonuses from the club on the basis of individual performance.
Saul also has some brand endorsements in his pocket and from them he earns a quite good amount of money yearly.