Saul Niguez has admitted that he ready for new challenge and hope of helping Thomas Tuchel’s team in challenging for major titles this season.
The 26-year-old midfielder become Chelsea’s third summer signing following the arrival of third-choice goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli from Fulham and the club-record purchase of Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku.
Saul, who made breakthrough into first-team as a 17-year-old in 2012 established himself as one of the pivotal player under Diego Someone, made 342 appearances, scored 42 goals with additional of 22 assists for Atletico Madrid.
As well as winning La Liga last season, Saul also won two Europa League titles and the Copa del Rey during his time with Atletico Madrid.
The Blues will pay a £3.4m (€4m) loan fee and will have the option to buy the Spain international for £30m (€35m) next summer.
Saul unable to fly to London yesterday night due to some paperwork issue, however, after resolved the issue this morning in Spain, the central midfielder take a trip to west London club to starting his new career.
The 26-year-old arrived at Stamford Bridge this afternoon and undertaken series of medical test before finally unveils as new Chelsea player.
Immediately after unveils, Saul took his official social media account to send lovely message to Chelsea supporters across the continent. The Spain international wrote: ‘New challenge. New team. New city.’
Romelu Lukaku – Inter (£97.5m)
Marcus Bettinelli – Fulham (Free)
Saul Niguez – Atletico Madrid (Loan)
Victor Moses – Spartak Moscow (£4.3m)
Izzy Brown – Preston (Free)
Luke McCormick – AFC Wimbledon (Free)
Olivier Giroud – Milan
Marc Guehi – Crystal Palace (£18m)
Lewis Bate – Leeds (£1.5m)
Myles Peart-Harris – Brentford
Dynel Simeu – Southampton (£1.5m)
Valentino Livramento – Southampton (£5m)
Tammy Abraham – Roma (£34m)
Davide Zappacosta – Atalanta (£8m)
Kurt Zouma – West Ham (£29.8m)
Jamie Cumming – Gillingham (Loan)
Emerson – Lyon (Loan)
Matt Miazga – Alaves (Loan)
Dujon Sterling – Blackpool (Loan)
Henry Lawrence – AFC Wimbledon (Loan)
Ian Maatsen – Coventry (Loan)
Baba Raham – Reading (Loan)
Juan Castillo – Birmingham (Loan)
Tiemoue Bakayoko – Milan (Loan)
Conor Callagher – Crystal Palace (Loan)
Billy Gilmour – Norwich (Loan)
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Jamal Blackman – Released
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