Chelsea may be concerned about Saul Niguez’s brother’s remarks about a “difficult” deal.
They may cause Chelsea supporters to doubt Saul Niguez’s devotion to the club.
Chelsea may be concerned about Saul Niguez’s dedication following his brother’s recent remarks. After being pushed out the door at Atletico Madrid, Saul has joined the Blues on a season-long loan.
Last season, the 26-year-old was pushed down Diego Simeone’s pecking order as Los Rojiblancos won La Liga.
Marcos Llorente and Thomas Lemar were chosen over Saul, who had played a key role in Simeone’s plans in previous years.
Chelsea reacted to Saul’s situation by bringing Romelu Lukaku back in a club-record £97.5 million move.
However, the midfielder’s brother recently stated that he was torn between staying at the Wanda Metropolitano and taking on a new challenge ahead of his departure.
Saul’s move to Chelsea was on and off throughout the transfer deadline day, according to his brother, Jony.
Jony, who plays for CD Alcoyano in Spain’s third level, has claimed that Saul was undecided about leaving Atletico.
“There were moments when he was considering staying and others when it appeared that he was going to depart, but in the end, it was done,” he told Marca via Sport Witness.
‘We live with anxieties and a desire to solve it in the last hours of the market.’
After being thrown out of Atleti, Chelsea may wonder if Saul is completely dedicated to the club after Jony’s words.
He says, however, that the Spain international felt compelled to take this move and that his decision to join Chelsea was “thoughtful.”
“It was a really difficult and thoughtful decision,” Jony continued, “and we back him in everything he does.”
“My brother has been a part of Atleti since he was a child, and he felt compelled to take this step.”
At Stamford Bridge, Thomas Tuchel already has a formidable midfield, with Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, and Mateo Kovacic all battling for a starting berth.
With Saul’s addition, there will now be a battle for two midfield slots between four top-tier players, which Jony believes will be a “nice challenge” for his brother.
“The question of competitiveness is also important,” he remarked.
“No one can guarantee you anything in football, even that you will play as a starter. For him, it’s a huge challenge.”