Chelsea are actively working to signal Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez on a season-long mortgage with an choice to purchase.
The 26-year-old midfielder is below contract at Atletico till 2026.
The arrival of Saul is prone to be the tip of Chelsea’s incomings this window.
Saul has fallen down the pecking order at Atletico. He performed 33 video games final season as Atletico received La Liga, scoring two objectives. However Diego Simeone’s aspect have signed Rodrigo de Paul this summer time, who performs in central midfield. He began the membership’s opening two La Liga video games this marketing campaign however was dropped to the bench for his or her current 2-2 draw in opposition to Villarreal, showing as a second-half substitute.
He broke by means of at Atletico, making his first-team debut for the membership in opposition to Besiktas in March 2012. He has performed 230 occasions for them within the league, scoring 26 objectives.
Throughout his time within the first-team, Atletico have received La Liga, the Copa del Rey, the Europa League twice and the UEFA Tremendous Cup. In addition they completed as runners-up within the Champions League closing in 2015-16.
Saul has additionally picked up 19 senior Spain caps.