The Spain worldwide midfielder, who has joined the Blues borrowed from Atletico Madrid, takes a shirt last filled by Mateo Kovacic..”
Chelsea have authoritatively declared Saul Niguez’s crew number at Stamford Bridge, with the Spain global midfielder taking the No 17 pullover in west London.
The 26-year-old has shown up in English football on an arrangement that remembers the choice for an extremely durable exchange for 2022.
Saul takes the shirt that has been emptied by Chelsea’s new No 8, Mateo Kovacic.
What has been said?
An assertion on the Blues’ true site says: “The Spanish midfielder moved to Stamford Bridge on move cutoff time day in a one-year advance from Atletico Madrid, with an alternative to take the action super durable the following summer..”
He will play for Chelsea with the No 17 on his back, a similar crew number he wore for Atletico during his initial two missions as an ordinary there, subsequent to breaking into their senior group as a 20-year-old, in 2014-15 and 2015-16.
“That implies his Blues introduction will be his first match in that number since the 2016 Champions League last among Atletico and their city equals Real Madrid.
“The latest player to wear that number for Chelsea was Mateo Kovacic, one more midfielder who at first showed up borrowed at the Bridge from a Madrid-based club, for his situation Real. The Croatian wore it for three seasons prior to changing to the No 8 for us this season, similarly as for Atletico in 2016.
“Saul will turn into the third Spaniard to take that crew number for Chelsea, as it was likewise worn by Pedro during his first season at Stamford Bridge, having recently had a place with right-back Albert Ferrer from 1998 to 2001.”
Who else has worn No 17 for Chelsea?
Kovacic wore No 17 for the Blues across three seasons, having taken that pullover from Charly Musonda upon his landing in Stamford Bridge.
Pedro went through one season with that number on his back in 2015-16, with two eminent names going before him.
Mohamed Salah showed up for Chelsea, with eight of those coming as the club’s No 17 out of 2014-15.
Having recently filled 15 for the Blues, the Egyptian forward acquired another number from Eden Hazard..”
A Belgian whiz gobbled up from Lille in 2012 was at first given 17, preceding in the end substantiating himself deserving of the No 10.
Before Hazard, World Cup champ Emmanuel Petit was among those to wear 17 for Chelsea in the Premier League period..