Born in Elche, Alicante, Valencian Community, Saúl moved to Madrid in 2008 at not yet 14, after starting his formation with neighbouring Real Madrid. He made his senior debuts in the 2010–11 season, appearing with the Colchoneros' reserves in the third division, and his first goal came in a 3–1 away win against Extremadura UD on 10 April 2011, his only of the campaign in an eventual midtable finish.

In the summer of 2011, Saúl joined the Atlético main squad for pre-season training. On 10 July, he netted twice in a 19–1 friendly win with CD Arcángel.

On 8 March 2012, at the age of just 17 years and 108 days, Saúl made his official debut with Atleti's first team, playing the last six minutes in a UEFA Europa League game against Beşiktaş JK (3–1 home win, 6–1 on aggregate). His second appearance came on 20 September, again as a substitute and in the Europa League, against Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC; three days later he scored both goals for Atlético B, in a 2–1 away derby win over Real Madrid C.

Saúl made his La Liga debut on 21 April 2013, playing two minutes in a 1–0 success at Sevilla FC after replacing fellow youth graduate Koke. Again from the bench, he appeared in his second league match with the main squad on 4 May, against Deportivo de La Coruña (0–0).

On 21 July 2013 Saúl signed with Rayo Vallecano, in a season-long loan deal. After returning he featured in both legs of the 2014 Supercopa de España in which Atlético defeated Real Madrid, starting in the first match.

In a Madrid derby on 7 February 2015, Saúl replaced the injured Koke after ten minutes, and scored his team's second goal shortly after through a bicycle kick, in an eventual 4–0 win.

  • 2011-2012

  • atletico de madrid
  • Atletico de Madrid

  • 2012-2013

  • atletico de madrid
  • Atletico de Madrid

  • 2013-2014

  • rayo vallecano
  • Rayo Vallecano

  • 2014-2015

  • atletico de madrid
  • Atletico de Madrid

  • 2012

  • eurocopa sub 19
  • Eurocopa Sub-19

  • 2012

  • uefa europa league
  • UEFA Europa League

  • 2013

  • copa de sm el rey
  • Copa de S.M. el Rey

  • 2014

  • supercopa de espana
  • Supercopa de España

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