Chelsea have confirmed on Wednesday evening that a deal has been agreed with Real Madrid for the sale of Alvaro Morata.
Chelsea were desperately looking for a marquee striker in the transfer market after a reported fall-out between their star forward Diego Costa and boss Antonio Conte. Morata will fill in the gap for his fellow spaniard Costa, who has been told to leave Stamford Bridge in the summer.
Earlier on last Saturday, Tiemoue Bakayoko arrived at Chelsea for a reported £40 million transfer from Monaco. The French midfield sensation didn’t join his teammates to China as he stayed in London to recover from a minor knee injury.
Bakayoko was on his daily training schedule at Chelsea training base in Cobham when Morata arrived there on Thrusday to agree personal terms and have a medical. The ex-Monaco man didn’t lose this opportunity to welcome new team-mate Alvaro. Bakayoko posted a picture of him with Morata at Cobham on a social media app with the word ‘Welcome’ written on it.
Earlier, Morata bid adieu to his Los Blancos colleagues in United States and jetted in to Heathrow on Thursday morning to complete a probable £70 million transfer. This time he made it clear that there is no chance of another Real Madrid comeback in future.
Chelsea get in Morata a young striker with vast Champions League experience with big clubs like Juventus and Real Madrid. Morata will be expected to don the no. 9 shirt for the Blues which featured some of recent club failures like Torres, Falcao and Di Santo. The fans will certainly hope to end this curse and get some consistency from this Spanish forward to excel in both club and Europe.
Chelsea also signed central defender Antonio Rudiger from Roma earlier this summer. With a defender, midfielder and forward, Antonio Conte have done strengthened his side significantly to defend the Premier League title.
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