Cristiano Ronaldo has told Real Madrid they’ve made a grave mistake by selling Alvaro Morata to Chelsea – and that they could be risking points and trophies because of the decision.
It’s long been known Ronaldo was unhappy with the decision to let Morata go, and thinks the club should have spent more in the summer as well – to strengthen their side and retain their trophies.
That’s according to Don Balon, who think that Ronaldo doesn’t rate Mayoral either, and thinks that a second forward needs to come into the club this January.
Morata of course wanted to leave the club after growing frustrated with his lack of chances, and felt that a move to England and linking up with Antonio Conte would only do his career good – and staying at Real Madrid and spending time on the bench would harm his progress – especially after he left Juventus to go back to Real only to be put back on the for sale list.
Back for Chelsea
Chelsea and Conte may be desperate to get Morata back from injury as they face Roma, but according to Chris Sutton, he’s simply not good enough and the club will not retain their title, as they didn’t spend enough in the summer and failed to get top players in.
He said to the Daily Mail: “They replaced a reliable centre forward in Diego Costa with a striker in Alvaro Morata who has ability but has not yet gone the distance in a league campaign.
“Just look at the number of league games Morata has started in the last four seasons: 14 at Real Madrid last season, 16 for Juventus the year before, 11 in 2014-15 and three for Madrid in 2013-14.
“Could Antonio Conte really expect Morata to start 30 games — especially given the demands of the Premier League?
“And if he did not, then why didn’t he buy an upgrade on Michy Batshuayi?”