Saul Niguez reveals the promise Tuchel made to him before joining Chelsea

Chelsea signed Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez on loan on transfer deadline day with an option to buy the 26 year old for £30million.

Saul Niguez has revealed he joined Chelsea because Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel intends to play him in his preferred central midfield position.

Saúl said: “Chelsea have promised me to train in my position (midfield), to play we will see. To return to certain customs that I do not do now, that is the most important reason for my decision.”

Saul further discussed the frustration of not having to play in his preferred central midfield position during his time at Atletico Madrid.

He added: “I felt good in the team (Atlético), as always. The only thing is that I felt stuck for not playing in my position (midfield). My head did not accept my new role of playing in a new position.

“I have had several conversations with Cholo (Simeone) about my positions, because it does not come from now, I have been like this for three years. I owe everything to him, I have a great relationship with him but he has to be selfish and think about the group.

“He thinks that with me on the side the group performs better, it has to. But in this all parties come out winning. The club and the coach bring a player they wanted and I go to a great club that loved me.”

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