Saul Niguez has just joined Chelsea, European Champions on a loan with a permanent deal in view.
The European Champions have completed the signing of Atletico Madrid midfielder and Spain International Saul Niguez on loan for the remainder of the season.
Chelsea was successful with a late move for Saul on the D-day and reportedly have an option to buy for £34million after paying an initial loan fee of £5.8million.
Saul had been linked with Liverpool and Manchester United in the past but will get his first experience of playing in the Premier League for the Blues.
The 26-year-old was part of Atleti’s title-winning side last season, but Diego Simeone refused to rule out the prospect of the player leaving after a 2-2 draw with Villarreal on Sunday.
Saul is contacted to the reigning Spanish Champions until 2026 but may have played his last game for the club.
“I am very excited to start this new challenge with Chelsea. Blues fans, I am one of you now and I can’t wait to wear the shirt,start training and see all of you. See you soon!” Saul Niguez said.
Saul’s arrival comes after Chelsea paid out a club-record fee to bring Romelu Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge from Inter earlier in the same transfer window.
Marina Granovskaia club director said of the last recruit: “We welcome Saul to the club and believe he completes our squad as we compete for honours in five different competitions this season.
“He is a proven winner, a player with huge experience and we know he will be very well suited to the challenges that face us on all fronts in the coming year.”
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