Manchester United legend, Gary Neville has said Chelsea have made an ‘excellent’ signing in Saul Niguez.
The midfielder joined the Blues from Atletico Madrid on transfer deadline day and Neville believes he will enable the club challenge on all fronts this season.
The 26-year-old moved to Stamford Bridge on a season-long loan deal from Atletico Madrid with the option to buy on transfer deadline day.
Thomas Tuchel now has a fantastic midfield options of N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Jorginho and Saul.
Neville, a Manchester United legend, is also impressed with the Blues signing of Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan.
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“Saul is just another excellent player,” Neville told Sky Sports.
“He’s got massive experience at the top of La Liga, massive experience in the Champions League and at international level. That’s Chelsea’s model
“They are a strong team. I’ve watched them twice already this season, away at Arsenal and away at Anfield.
“And the addition of Saul along with Romelu Lukaku makes them stronger and stronger and stronger. In the midfield with Jorginho, N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic they already look really strong.
“Saul’s addition means they can challenge on all fronts. It strengthens them enormously and makes them more formidable than they were at Anfield last Saturday.”
Saul Niguez, who helped Atletico Madrid win LaLiga title ahead of Real Madrid and Barcelona last season dropped in manager Diego Simeone’s perking order and had to leave on transfer deadline day.