Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata who was on loan at Atletico for the second half of last season has now moved to the club permanently.
Chelsea are starting over with Frank Lampard in charge and want to sell players who are no longer needed. Morata hasn’t been convincing enough to be the first choice at Chelsea but Atletico don’t mind to have him and there might not be a better opportunity to cash in on the player.
Morata had a good start to his Chelsea career scoring thrice in the first four matches. He was a constant aerial threat and his chemistry with Azpilicueta was fruitful. He scored important goals against Atletico in a Champions league comeback and the winner against United at the Bridge.
He faced competition from Giroud who helped the team more and eventually the arrival of Higuain last season made him leave for Atleti. He didn’t prove to be good enough for the Premier League and Chelsea will be relieved to let him go.
He was signed for a fee of £59M and is being sold for £50M having already received a loan fee of £6.3M. His transfer also helps Michy Batshuayi and Tammy Abraham get their chances and prove their worth.
He scored 24 goals in 72 appearances at Stamford Bridge, before scoring 6 in 17 appearances for Atletico. Morata was bought to fill the boots of a beast in Diego Costa and it will always be a case of what it could have been. The end of this relationship will benefit all parties.
Thank you, Alvaro.