There are rumors that Saul Niguez will return to Atletico Madrid in the January transfer window. He failed to break into Chelsea’s starting XI .
Saul is one of Chelsea’s new signings this season. He was recruited on deadline day because he was on Atletico’s selling list.
Reportedly, Saul himself intends to leave in order to get playing minutes. He has long been reserved by Diego Simeone.
Unfortunately, Saul’s fate was not much different at Chelsea. He often heats up the Chelsea bench.
The 26-year-old midfielder has only played twice in the Premier League. Saul has only started once in a 3-0 win over Aston Villa.
Tuchel tried to be fair and always gave Saul a chance. However, Saul has not yet answered that belief with a slick performance.
Saul doesn’t seem to fit Chelsea’s style of play. Every foreign player needs time to adapt to the Premier League, but Saul’s predicament looks even worse.
Therefore, according to the latest reports in Spain, Saul could return to Atletico in January.
Can go home, Tuchel doesn’t want to
Quoting Express, Saul might cut his loan period shorter. He may return to Atletico in January before his career takes a turn for the worse.
Saul’s transfer is quite suspicious because it just finished on the deadline day. At that time Chelsea seemed in a hurry to recruit the Spanish midfielder.
Allegedly, the transfer of Saul was done by Chelsea just to satisfy the agent.
Difficulty Competing, Chelsea Will Return Saul Niguez Faster?
Saul Niguez endured a difficult period with Chelsea at the start of the 2021/2022 season. Chelsea don’t think Saul Niguez can offer an option in midfield and are considering returning him to Atletico Madrid.
Saul Niguez joined Chelsea from Atletico Madrid. He joined on loan until the end of the 2021/2022 season. Chelsea have the option to buy him permanently.
Initially, Chelsea hoped that Saul Niguez could be a competitor for the duo N’Golo Kante and Jorginho. He could compete with Mateo Kovacic for options in midfield. Saul is expected to be a force addition.
However, Saul Niguez so far has not been able to meet expectations. Saul Niguez has been unable to compete for a place in midfield. Saul has only played two games in the Premier League and has yet to feature in full.
Later, when Kante was unwell and Kovacic was injured, manager Thomas Tuchel didn’t even glance at Saul Niguez. He chose to play Ruben Loftus-Cheek or Ross Barkley to fill the midfield.
Quoted from Marca , Tuchel feels that what Saul Niguez has to offer is not what he expected. Tuchel did not see the Spaniard as a figure in the club’s long-term plans.
Tuchel began to think about options to return Saul Niguez to Atletico Madrid sooner. If there is a way, Saul will be returned in January 2022. However, the opportunity for Saul to prove his quality is still open.
Saul Niguez Still Wants To Stay
Saul Niguez is aware of the difficulties he has faced since joining Chelsea. However, the 26-year-old has not given up. Saul is still trying to quickly adapt to English football.
The Telegraph reports that Saul Niguez has no desire to leave Chelsea or return to Atletico. Saul will not move in the January 2022 transfer window and is fighting for a place in the Chelsea first team.
Saul will prove his quality. In this period of the international break, having not been called up to the Spanish national team, Saul is determined to work intensively to impress Tuchel and give him a chance.