European Champion has officially announced the signing of Atletico Madrid Midfielder Saul Niguez.

The spanish professional footballer who plays as a central or defensive midfielder for Atlético Madrid and the Spain national team has completed his move to Chelsea on loan from Atletico Madrid on a contract deal fee of €5m with a buy option for €40m Valid till June 5, 2022.

According to the Statement released by Chelsea FC Saul said: ‘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!’

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added: ‘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.’

What do You Know about Saul Niguez?

The 26-year-old midfielder has up until now spent his entire club career in Madrid in his native Spain, having begun his youth career at Real Madrid before switching to Atletico, with one loan spell at another capital city club Rayo Vallecano.

During his time with Atletico Madrid, where he has played 447 matches and scored 53 goals, Saul has won the Europa League twice, the Copa del Rey, the Spanish and UEFA Super Cups, and as recently as last season, the league title in his homeland.


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