How in the world could the summer transfer window get any better for Chelsea FC? After landing Romelu Lukaku, Chelsea FC fans were on the moon. They're looking like serious league title contenders.
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Well, how about bringing in a stud midfielder to add to the already LOADED depth Chelsea has? That's what happened right before the deadline arrived, with Chelsea confirming they've brought in Saul Niguez on a loan deal. Simply incredible.
We’re delighted to welcome @saulniguez to the club on a season-long loan! ✍️#HolaSaul 🇪🇸— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 31, 2021
Niguez is a true magician with the ball at his feet. To make this even sweeter for Chelsea, Manchester United fans had been begging for their board to go out and try and bring in the midfielder. Instead, Chelsea was able to get things across the finish line.
"I am very excited to start this new challenge with Chelsea," Niguez said via a Chelsea release. "Blues fans, I am one of you now and I can’t wait to wear the shirt, start training and see all of you. See you soon!"
Niguez had plenty of success with Atletico Madrid, as he appeared in 447 matches with the team and scored more than 50 goals. In addition to that, he won the Europa League twice, the La Liga title and more.
At only 26 years old too, he's entering the prime of his career. Imagine him now taking the pitch alongside N'Golo Kante and Jorginho at times this season? The fact that the MF depth got even stronger for Chelsea is wild.
Again, Blues fans must be ecstatic for this late move. All signs are pointing to Chelsea being in the title hunt later this year. Don't be surprised to see them make plenty of noise in the Champions League (they won it last year) as well.