Revealed: The promise Tuchel made to Saul Niguez

Chelsea ended the summer transfer window on the best possible note, as Chelsea sealed a deal for Saul Niguez from Atletico Madrid.

The Atletico star was also linked with a move to Liverpool, but it was Chelsea who got the deal sealed on transfer deadline day.

Chelsea signed Saul Niguez on a loan deal with an option to buy, as the 26-year-old had grown frustrated with life under Diego Simeone.

But how did Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel convince Saul to come to Stamford Bridge?

According to reporter Nizaar Kinsella, Tuchel convinced Saul via a phone call and explained his idea to use Saul solely as a central midfielder, rather than moving him around the pitch as Simeone had grown accustomed to doing.

Upon signing for Chelsea, Saul himself admitted that the Chelsea boss promised to train him in his position.

Saul said: “Chelsea has promised me to train in my position [midfield], but to play we will see. To return to certain roles that I do not play in now – that is the most important reason for my decision.

“This transfer is a step out of my comfort zone for me. I believe that you will see a new Saul in a new [better] place.”

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