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Saul Signs with Chelsea

Saul Niguez joins Chelsea on a loan for the season. The 26 year old, who was part of Diego Simeone’s title-winning side last season, made more than 300 appearances for Atletico after breaking into the first team as a 17-year old in 2012.

Saul told Chelsea’s website “I am very excited to start this new challenge with Chelsea. Blue fans, Iam one of you now and I cannot wait to wear the shirt, start training and see all of you. See you soon”.

Blues pay Atletico Madrid €3.4 Million loan fee and have option to make the deal permanent foe €30Milliion next summer. Spain international helped Diego’s side to the La Liga title last season.

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”

As well as winning La Liga last season, Saul also won two Europe League titles and the Copa del Rey during his time with Atletico. The 26-year old has 19 caps for Spain, although he has not played for his country for nearly two years.

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