Chelsea agree deal for Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata
Chelsea have agreed terms with Real Madrid for the signing of forward Alvaro Morata.
The Premier League champions confirmed the deal in a short statement on the club’s official website and the 24-year-old will join for a fee of around £60m.
Morata scored 20 goals for Real Madrid last season and looks likely to replace Diego Costa, who has been told that he can leave the club.
“In the end, if God wishes, tomorrow I will be at a club that have wanted me for years, with a gaffer whom I have spoken to constantly. So I’m really happy,” Morata told AS.
“I have been training hard for whatever outcome, but I was clear that this was my objective. It’s sad to leave Real Madrid, but I hope that everything will go well for me at Chelsea.”
The Spain international will be the Blues fourth signing of the summer after goalkeeper Willy Caballero, defender Antonio Rudiger and midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko.
Cover Photo: Morata: “La partita con l’Italia? Dovrò mettermi un casco” by Nazionale Calcio used under license by CC BY 2.0.