SAUL NIGUEZ fears he is trapped at Chelsea as his loan dream turns into a nightmare.
The midfielder’s latest strike comes at first half of Wednesday’s 2-1 win in Watford when he was replaced for something Thomas Tuchel claimed it was for ‘tactical reasons’.
NS Chelsea The boss later admitted: “I don’t know where he goes after this show.”
The one-time Spain international is struggling to adapt to the Premier League but believes he cannot do it without more game time and his career has come to a halt at Stamford Bridge.
Saul, 27, is content with life in London but is growing fed up with the lack of action.
But he looks certain to stay at Chelsea for the full season despite his growing frustration.
There is no way to return to Atletico Madrid because of the salary cap system of Spanish football. Saul was transferred in August so his parent club could pay up-and-coming star Antoine Griezmann.
He has played for two teams this season and the only way to play a third is if he moves out of the UEFA region entirely to play in the Middle East, the US or China – which will probably be included in the table. in January if all goes well. unimproved.
Saul has played a total of just 297 minutes since he arrived at Chelsea on transfer deadline day and he has completed just one full game – the Carabao Cup penalty shootout win over Southampton in October.
Atletico Madrid are allowed to spend a maximum of £146.6m this year on player wages under Spain’s regulations and they achieved that by bringing in Griezmann on loan from rivals Barcelona.
Saul’s family is also settled in London, which makes it all the more difficult for him to consider moving out of Europe to regain his career.
Tuchel is also weighing in on another victim on his sick list with fears that versatile defender Trevoh Chalobah could be sidelined for up to six weeks with a hamstring injury he picked up at Watford.
Chelsea are without Ben Chilwell in a long-term absence, while fellow defender Reece James also missed the midweek trip to Watford.
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https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/16923969/chelsea-saul-niguez-frustrated-transfer/ Saul Niguez grew increasingly fed up with Chelsea’s lack of game time after being sent off at half-time in their win over Watford.