Atletico Madrid ace Saul Niguez has revealed he almost signed for Fulham earlier in his career.

Saul is preparing for tonight’s Champions League clash with Chelsea.

Fulham wanted me when I was 16,” Saul told the Daily Mail. “They were in the Premier League at the time with Mark Hughes and I was close to going.

“They had a plan for me to train with them for three months and then to start playing directly. I could go from the Atletico B team to the Premier League.

“I felt ready to make that jump. Thank God I never went.”