During the transfer window, Chelsea got late to submit the deal sheet to Premier League, as they submit the deal sheet just seconds before the window shuts down. At the end of summer transfer window i.e. August 31, Chelsea FC was locked in a three-way transfer deal.
After 13 years with the Spanish Club Athletico Madrid, Saul Niguez has now left the club to join Chelsea FC on a loan deal. His departure from Athletico Madrid enabled the side to resign Antoine Griezmann from La Liga giants Barcelona, who in turn would recruit Luke de jong from Sevilla.
Chelsea submitted the deal sheet to the Premier League with just three minutes remaining for the window to shut down, and the official announcement was made just after an hour after the window closed. “The Blues” paid an initial fees of somewhere around £4 million to sign Saul and they agreed upon an option that they might sign the Spanish international permanently at the end of the 2021/22 campaign for a whooping amount of €30 million.
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“I am very excited to start this new challenge with Chelsea,” the midfielder said after his deal was confirmed. “Blues fans, I am one of you now and I can’t wait to wear the shirt, start training and see all of you.”
“On August 30, Atletico told me I couldn’t leave. On August 31, they told me I could,” Saul admitted in an interview with Fabrizio Romano on Twitch.
The first few months of Saul didn`t go the way he must have wanted it to go, as his first two PL starts resulted in the midfielder being substituted at the half-time. It might be due to the pace of the game, which tends to be a lot faster than other Leagues.
“He is more confident and in better shape. A huge step forward was the performance against Tottenham in the Carabao Cup,” Tuchel said earlier this month. “The adaptation has gone further and you can see he is more open, understands more, and has had much more impact than at the beginning of the season.”
Chelsea is one of the best Clubs in the Premier League. They have won over thirty competitive titles including six Premier League titles and 8 European Trophies. The club is owned by a Businessmen name Roman Abramovich. In 2021/22 campaign Chelsea is currently standing at 3rd Position with 9 points ahead from Manchester United. Till now during the season they have won 13 games out of 24 matches and with 8 Losses and 3 Draws. If Chelsea would able to end the season in top 4 then they will automatically qualify for the next season of UEFFA Champion`s League group stages.