Chelsea loanee Saul Niguez is set to return to Atletico Madrid in the summer – the Blues board have been told this week.
Niguez was regarded as one of the finest players in Spanish football just a few seasons ago, and was being chased by all the biggest clubs in the game, but after falling down the pecking order at Madrid, he decided to leave the club on loan for the season.
And after a tricky start to life in the Premier League – Iy looked as though Saul was slowly becoming a more important member of Tuchel’s squad at the turn of the year but he has slipped down the pecking order again in recent months, making just one appearance since March 10.
That has led to many reports in the media which have suggested that he will not get handed that permanent move to the club, and many are wondering just what Tuchel will decide about his future at the club.
However, it seems that Niguez;s mind is made up as his brother Aaron and opened up and told the footballing world that the midfielder is keen to rejoin Atletico.
He told SER Deportivo: “In principle, as far as I know, yes, he has a loan. I have no other news. He has a contract with Atleti and I have no other news.
“If he wants to? Come on… He is Atletico and everything that isn’t Atletico sounds strange to him.
“I don’t think he’s ever left 100 per cent of Atletico Madrid. It’s my feeling and my opinion”
The signing of Saul should have been massive for the club, but he has been a flop and honestly, letting him go back to Madrid will not make much of a difference to the squad for next season
Thomas Tuchel has told Chelsea fans that the club will make a decision over the future of Saul Niguez at the end of the season – but as it seems that his mind is made up – will he actually be missed?
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