Saul Niguez Will Wear The No 17 Shirt For Chelsea This Season

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Chelsea’s new No 17 is Saul Niguez, who replaces Eden Hazard and Mohamed Salah, who previously wore that number.

On transfer deadline day, the midfielder’s loan move from Atletico Madrid to Chelsea came down to the wire, with the agreement virtually crumbling at 11.57pm. At the end of the season, the club has the option to make the move permanent for £34 million.

However, the 26-year-old completed his move to Stamford Bridge on schedule, with the club announcing that he will wear the No. 17 shirt he wore during his first two seasons at Atletico.

Saul expressed his delight at the prospect of playing in the Premier League in his first interview with his new team.

‘I’ve spent 15 years at Atletico Madrid, it’s my home. And then, when the opportunity to join Chelsea came up, I couldn’t turn it down,’ he old Chelsea’s official website.

Source: Daily Mail

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