Saul Ñíguez a player who is constantly evolving has gone flying through the stages of development with the red and whites also passing through all categories of the national team. At 19 (he turns 20 on 21st of November) he is acquiring the necessary experience in the First Division on his loan spell at Rayo Vallecano to play quality minutes in the elite level of Spanish football.
Born in the Alicante town of Elche to father (Boria) and footballing brothers (Aaron, in Elche, and Jony in Alcorcón), he came Atletico Madrid when he was 14 years old to play cadete and was soon promoted to the Atletico B, bypassing the C at the age of 16. In that summer he tok part in preseason with the first team.
2012 was important for Saul on an international level and he was crowned European champion with the Under 19s. Last season he also alternated between the first and second team before being loaded out to play in the First Division on loan at Rayo Vallecano, where he is a permanent fixture and is playing lately.
José Luis Pérez Caminero, sporting director of Atletico Madrid , said that "Saul is a player with great projection, an international in all categories of the Spanish national team. We are very hopeful and we believe he should continue to gain experience in the First Division. That's why we have renewed and want him to continue here for many years."