Saul Niguez greeted his new Chelsea family on social media this morning after his deadline day switch from Atletico Madrid was confirmed.

The Spaniard decided to acknowledge the Stamford Bridge fanbase with a simple Twitter message, to start their day right.

It was announced in the final flourishes of the summer window that Saul had signed on a season-long loan with an option to buy at the end of his spell.

Chelsea left it late to push the deal over the finish line, but they managed to pull it off with minutes to spare.

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The midfielder should be a fine addition to Thomas Tuchel’s squad, adding healthy competition to an already star-studded ensemble.

He is a title winner, with vast experience beyond his 26-years.

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Born out of Atletico’s academy, Saul has grown into one of the most technically gifted individuals to grace La Liga in the past decade.

Left-footed and able to feature in all manner of positions, he is a rare commodity in the modern game.


However, Saul explained that Chelsea had guaranteed to at least train him as a central midfielder, the role he feels most comfortable in.

Tuchel already has three excellent options in that area of the field. Yet, he won’t complain about having extra quality within his ranks.

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If N’Golo Kante’s injuries resurface, then a lot of the burden will be placed on Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho’s shoulders.

Saul provides a very sturdy alternative, one that offers a different dynamic to his other colleagues.

He must wait until after the international break to address the Chelsea supporters in the flesh.

But for now, typing a few characters into a keyboard will definitely suffice.  

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