Romano: Chelsea about to sign Saul on loan after agreeing deal

‘Here we go’: Romano says Chelsea are about to sign 26-year-old, he’ll be in London soon

Chelsea are reportedly about to sign Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez. 

Well-respected journalist Fabrizio Romano has given his famous “HERE WE GO” message on Twitter to indicate a transfer deal is imminent.

According to Romano, Chelsea have reached an agreement with La Liga club Atletico to sign their star Saul on loan.

It is understood the loan deal will be worth €5million (£4.3million) and that personal terms are already agreed.

The Spaniard will “soon” be in London to officially sign the deal and complete a move to the Premier League for the first time in his career.

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Saul the icing on the cake for Chelsea

Signing Romelu Lukaku earlier this window made it an amazing transfer window for Chelsea. However, they may have just put the icing on the cake.

Saul is someone who’s been performing year-on-year for Diego Simeone’s Atletico side and fans should be expecting a lot from him upon what looks like an imminent switch to Stamford Bridge. 

First of all, he brings a lovely balance to the midfield given he’s a left-footer. He would look great alongside any of N’Golo Kante, Jorginho or Mateo Kovacic. 

Secondly, he’s stiffened up the options in the centre of the park to ensure the Blues still have a top-class XI if injuries hit. 

He may need to work his way into Tuchel’s starting line-up, but it’s a great way to finish the summer transfer window with the capture of a midfielder with real pedigree.

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.