Alvaro Morata does not want to stay at Chelsea and pleads Atletico Madrid to sign him permanently.
Alvaro Morata endured a tough time at Chelsea and wants to move away from the club. The Spanish International spent a half-season at Atletico Madrid and demands Diego Simeone to sign him on a permanent basis.
The 26-year-old signed for Chelsea in summer 2017 for a fee of 59 million. He went on to score 24 goals in 72 appearances for the club and won the FA Cup under Antonio Conte a year before. Chelsea do not hold a chance to recoup that amount, following the inconsistency he has shown at Atletico Madrid.
The former Real Madrid striker has found the back of the net 6 times in 17 appearances for Atletico Madrid. He has been trusted over the out-of-form Diego Costa, who has struggled ever since his second stint under Diego Simeone. There are many strikers available in the transfer market this summer and it will be interesting to see if Simeone would make a move for the Chelsea striker.
Speaking to Goal, Morata said: “I had lost confidence in myself previously. I was very upset by the opinion of the people in England. I think they caught me in the middle of everything.
“I didn’t quite feel loved or appreciated by the club or the fans. I started very well at Chelsea, but an injury in the end leaves you a bit stuck.
“As bad as it was, I still scored 15 goals and won the FA Cup… but I was out of the World Cup, and for me that was the hardest thing that could happen to me in my life.
“I had a very bad time in London. In the end I was training alone. I talked to Maurizio Sarri and he told me some things that I knew were not going to be as he had said. I was very nervous. My wife was in shock with me.”
Not for the first time in his career, Morata was handed a route back to Atletico and he has pleaded with the Liga club to make his move from Chelsea permanent, insisting he wants to spend the rest of his career with them.
“It motivated me a lot that Simeone called me, no matter the club I was at, and told me that I could be important in Atletico. The people have welcomed me warmly here, even in the difficult situation that it was. The squad and the club staff have changed my life.
“I have said it many times: there is a moment in which there are things that surpass fame, money and everything. Thank God, at Atletico I’ve been able to have a bit of all of this, but I would love to be here every year that I’m able to play at the highest level.
“I want to stay at Atletico but, contractually, Chelsea can call me back. We will see what happens in the negotiations between them, but the two clubs already know what I want. I only ask, please, as I said to Atletico, do everything possible to do it as soon as possible. Because I just want to be here.” said Morata.
Here’s how Twitter has reacted..
— Goal News (@GoalNews) June 6, 2019
Alvaro Morata on Chelsea: “I didn’t quite feel loved or appreciated by the club or the fans, I started very well at Chelsea, but an injury in the end leaves you ‘dry’. Now signing for Atletico has been the best thing that could happen to me in my life.” pic.twitter.com/x9sXfaMsgd
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) June 6, 2019
Alvaro Morata on where it went wrong at Chelsea 🗣
“I didn’t quite feel loved or appreciated by the club or the fans” pic.twitter.com/c2Kmit34zb
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) June 6, 2019
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