Alvaro Morata

Alvaro Morata explains why he had to join Chelsea from Real Madrid

Has to grow up

Alvaro Morata has claimed he is happy to be joining Chelsea, who are a club that have always shown an interest in him according to the player himself.

He was speaking after a fee was finally agreed with Real Madrid and the Blues, and seems to be looking forward to a new challenge where he will be a key player for the club, and someone the fans look to when the chips are down and the team need a goal.

While he was good for Real Madrid, it was always clear there were other players the fans looked to – and the same is true of the manager Zidane.

“I am very happy, God willing, tomorrow I will be at Chelsea, a club that has always wanted me,” Morata told Marca.

“I’m not disappointed about anything, I’ve won four titles here [with Real Madrid], but now I only think of putting on the Chelsea shirt.

“I want to grow up, if I didn’t I wouldn’t have left. I’d like to thank Zidane and wish him luck for the upcoming season.

“Thanks to all the Madridistas who supported me. I will always wish Madrid the best. The last time I wore this shirt was in Cibeles.”

Big season

It will not only be a huge season for Morata to grow up and prove himself, but also for Romelu Lukaku, the man Morata will now be compared to after a summer where they were linked with both clubs for so long.

There are also a host of other forwards in the Premier League who are top class, and there will certainly be a huge race for the Golden Boot next season.