Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul provides switch trace amid Chelsea rumors
The Spanish international Saul Niguez is the hot topic in the summer transfer window
Saul Niguez and Atletico Madrid share a glorious past as the bond between the two is stronger than anything else. The central midfielder has been an inevitable part of the line-up since arriving in 2014. Now the latest rumors are coming about his move Chelsea are still doubtful for the fans of Colchoneros.
Diego Simeone is looking for a change in midfield and the newer form of Saul Niguez Atletico has become a problem. The player’s stats last season weren’t great compared to his glorious past with the team.
The 26-year-old Spanish international has only made 22 league starts for the club. He got a long-term contract with Atleti, which will expire in summer 2026. Most of the fans didn’t think about the transfer of the player.
However, transfer talks are active at Wanda Metropolitano as the player has piqued the interest of Premier League giant Chelsea. The European champion under Thomas Tuchel has an impressive squad, but is still looking for reinforcements in the transfer window.
The Atletico midfielder is being watched closely by Chelsea and reports from Stamford Bridge predict a midfield signing this summer. Saul, meanwhile, is still Diego Simeone’s first choice. Saul made 337 appearances for the La Liga giants and scored 43 goals in all competitions.
The clueless statement of the player
According to Spanish media company Marca, Saul has made an unsuspecting statement about the transfer talks regarding his departure from Atletico Madrid. He said, “You already kicked me out of here.” It has a fun element to it at first, but West London fans are seriously trying to decipher the statement.
Diego Simeone recently signed Udinese midfielder Rodrigo De Paul. The Argentine is comparable to Saul and has a contract in the Spanish capital until 2026. He had an impressive Copa America campaign with Argentina. He made 6 appearances in the tournament and scored once.
The arrival of Rodrigo obviously brought doubts about Saul’s future. The Argentine is a competitor in midfield for him. This will also tie in with the interests of Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea are planning further additions to their Champions League winning squad. A few recruits from last year haven’t found enough game minutes in West London. The German head coach Thomas Tuchel is already aware of this.
He wants to secure enough game minutes for all talents and if a transfer can help him, then he will prefer it. The experienced striker Olivier Giroud has already understood the changed situation at Stamford Bridge and has placed himself in the Serie A team AC Milan.
The 34-year-old is under contract with the Italians until 2023. Meanwhile, Chelsea are planning some renovations this summer. Current midfielders Jorginho and N’Golo Kante’s contracts are reportedly set to be tackled this summer.
The summer transfer window has not yet reported any recruiting from the Blues. The Atletico midfielder can be the first if the calculations are correct for Chelsea.