Saul Niguez brands Chelsea a 'great f***ing team', reveals Barcelona offer and says his loan transfer 'makes no sense'

CHELSEA new boy Saul Niguez has turned the air blue by claiming he is joining a 'great f***ing team'.

The midfielder also revealed he feared his dream move would never happen and how it went right to the wire on transfer deadline day.


Chelsea clinched a season long loan move for Niguez after days of haggling with his club Atletico Madrid.

But the deal went almost an hour past the 11pm transfer deadline when Spain's online player registration system crashed.

Relieved Niguez is delighted to have finally joined the European champions with a view to a permanent £35m deal at the end of the season.

Niguez gave an interview to eSports commentator Ibai Llanos, on his Twitch channel and said: "Leaving Atlético is the most difficult decision I have ever taken in my life.

"I have everything here in Madrid and in Spain, it is very hard for me to leave the club.

"But now I believe all parties are happy with this deal because Atlético brings in one of the best players of its history [Antoine Griezmann] and I'm going to play for Chelsea. And let's be honest, Chelsea has a great f***ing team.

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"Everything was done at the very last moment.

"It was 11:57pm when we checked the contract and gave the OK, and then it was sent to them [Chelsea] for checking.

"I was very nervous, just like what happened with [David] De Gea some years ago with the fax thing. It was a very long night.

"There was talk of many clubs, but the offer took long to arrive.

"Two days ago I told my wife I was going to stay at Atleti. I was happy at the club, although I was never playing in my natural position.

"That blocked me in a way, mentally, because I wasn't ready to adapt to a new position.

"Going to Chelsea is leaving my comfort zone, I'm going to the champions of Europe, a team that has world class midfielders.

"I know it will be difficult to play, but I'll give my best and, above all, I think I will be happy in London.

"I'm travelling today to London and try to learn English as soon as possible, because I'm not very good at it."

Niguez cannot wait to join his fellow countrymen at Stamford Bridge in keeper Kepa and full back Marcos Alonso.

Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta is also Spanish.

Niguez said: "Kepa is there, Marcos is there, and many other players speak Spanish.

"It is key for me that he is there. If he hadn't been there everything would have been different.

"Kepa and I have known each other for a long time, we've been together in all the Spain youth set ups, and it is great that he is there."

"I don't want to think about the future, I'm just focused on the now. I'm not thinking of the buy option Chelsea has.

"I'm just focusing on football. The main objective is going to the Premier League and try the experience.

'I'VE BEEN FRUSTRATED'

"I was frustrated, I've been frustrated these last two years at Atlético.

"I wasn't able to show the fans what I was capable of, I wasn't learning, I wasn't improving. Not being able to grow is frustrating.

"I believe this chance I have, playing for Chelsea, can help me to unblock myself.

"I still dream of achieving great success with Atlético. This is my team. But I needed to leave my comfort zone. This will help me to improve.

"There was a chance of joining Barcelona, but nothing happened in the end. There was talk of a swap with Griezmann.

"In the end, the Chelsea option arose and I saw they were really interested. I asked the club to leave last season.

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"It is a gamble to leave on loan. A player of my calibre to go on loan is a bit crazy, it doesn't make any sense, honestly.

"The last three seasons weren't easy, they were difficult for me and my family.

"It is a pity I have not been able to say goodbye to the supporters and explain the situation. "

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