Saúl Ñíguez: “At midnight on transfer deadline day, I didn’t know if I was leaving or not.”

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Speaking to Fabrizio Romano on his Twitch channel, Spanish midfielder Saúl Ñíguez discussed moving to Chelsea from Atlético Madrid.

“On August 30 Atlético told me I couldn’t leave, and on August 31 they told me I could.

“At midnight on transfer deadline day, I didn’t know if I was leaving or not. I was checking Marca, AS, Marca, AS.”

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On getting up to speed at Chelsea

“In two months, I will be at a top level.”

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“I will give you two, Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres.”

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