Some Atletico Madrid fans react to Saul Niguez move to Chelsea

Atletico Madrid star Saul Niguez completed a move to Chelsea on Tuesday’s transfer deadline day – and some fans of the Spanish club are not happy about the deal.

Chelsea secured a last-ditch signing yesterday by bringing in Saul on loan for the rest of the season. 

His deal will cost an initial fee of £3.4million and it includes an option to sign him on a permanent basis for £30million next summer (Sky Sports). 

It means that Blues manager Thomas Tuchel has added Saul, Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Bettinelli as new signings over the summer.

For Chelsea, they are getting in Saul someone who’s a prove talent.


The 26-year-old has won six trophies as an Atletico player since coming through their academy, including the La Liga title last season.

He’s a left-footed central midfielder by trade who’s great with the ball at his feet and looks to be progressive. It means there should be more depth to Chelsea’s options in the centre of the park.

Also, it may be useful to the Blues that he’s versatile enough to slot in at wing-back, too. 

However, his transfer his upset some Atletico supporters. 

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Some Atletico fans disagree with decision to get rid of Saul

The overriding reaction from some Atletico fans to Saul’s departure is fairly negative, which is a good sign for Chelsea. 

Admittedly, Saul has fallen out of favour somewhat under Atletico boss Diego Simeone and become someone to plug holes at times.

However, he was in the mix as one of La Liga best midfielders only a few years ago and has been a great servant during 340 first-team appearances for the Spanish club.

Here are some Atletico fans discussing Saul:

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