Saul Niguez and Marcos Alonso in training session at the Cobham (Photo: ChelseaFC)

Paul Merson has hailed new Chelsea star Saul Niguez and claimed Manchester United and Arsenal should have made moves for the Spanish midfielder.

Saul Niguez moved to the 2021 Champions League winners on a season-long loan deal.

Merson believes Saul will turn out to be a ‘phenomenal signing’ for Chelsea and says fellow Premier League clubs Man United and Arsenal should have entered the race for his signature.

‘Chelsea now have a midfield dreams are made of after getting Saul Niguez on deadline day,’ Merson told Starsport.

Merson thinks Arsenal and Manchester United should joined the race to sign Saul Niguez (Photo: Sky Sports)

‘What a phenomenal signing that is. He’s in his prime. He’s just won La Liga. He plays in all the big games. And you get him on loan. That’s amazing.

‘He’s only going to cost £30m if they make it permanent as well. Where do you ever find players like that for that kind of money? Amazing.

‘Chelsea already have three great midfielders in N’Golo Kante, Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic. He’s the fourth.

‘And they are going to need him. They are going deep in every competition this season. They need players.

‘I don’t know why teams like Manchester United and Arsenal didn’t go in for him. Look at their midfields.

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