Chelsea worst signing; Thomas Tuchel gives his verdict on the signing of Saul Niguez
Saul Niguez, a seasoned Spain international who has won multiple trophies with Atletico Madrid, has struggled to find form since joining Chelsea.
Thomas Tuchel has revealed that following Saul’s current performance, he is unsure about his future at Chelsea.
Despite this, the Spaniard seemed out of his depth once more and was replaced by Thomas Tuchel at half-time during the 2-1 victory over Watford.
The German was pessimistic about his situation, admitting that he “doesn’t know where he goes from this performance,” implying that he was throwing down the gauntlet to his failing loan star.
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The Premier League is often regarded as the world’s most physically demanding and fast-paced football league. As a result, moving to England may not be in every footballer’s best interests.
Signings, for the most part, appear to energise the group, offering new momentum and a different approach to how the team generally operates.
Some, however, find it difficult to adjust to their new surroundings, whether due to a language barrier, the weather, or just a lack of form on the field.
Chelsea signing; Saul Niguez
Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea’s head coach, has revealed that the decision to sign Saul Niguez was his, not the club’s.
The German was compelled to refute accusations that the Spaniard was a “club signing,” a concept that Chelsea had previously tried with Christian Pulisic in 2019.
Tuchel noted that he needed midfield cover, which justified the Blues’ last-ditch loan move for Saul during the summer transfer window.
However, things haven’t gone as planned, with the 26-year-old appearing out of shape and failing to participate in the game. He appears to be a shell of the player that was a class act in Diego Simeone’s club just two years ago.
Chelsea can make the trade permanent with £34 million this summer. But if Saul’s performance in Tuchel’s eyes does not improve, that is unlikely to happen.