Alvaro Morata has become the second Chelsea player in the space of a week to open the door when it comes to a move to Real Madrid – or in Morata’s case, a return to the Spanish capital.
In news that will worry all Chelsea fans, hot on the heels of Eden Hazard professing his love for Real boss Zinedine Zidane, Morata has claimed he would love to return to the La Liga side he learnt his trade with – but that it would be complicated.
He also hinted at initial issues at life in England, but claims these are no longer a problem.
“Of course I would return to Real Madrid, but it’s complicated,” Morata told Spanish radio station Cadena Ser’s main football programme El Larguero.
“I told the coach I wanted to play more. That I wanted to go is foolishness. I felt important for Madrid, but I wanted to play in the Champions League knockout stages.
“I’ve never said a bad word of Madrid nor will I say it. Always I wish them the best. I’m a fan of Madrid but a Chelsea player.
“We have adapted well in London. When I arrived I got used to not having time to think much. At the beginning, it was not all the good that was expected. My wife has helped me a lot.
“Before, when I lost, I was locked in my thoughts. Now I take it differently. I have a calmer life. There is more traffic jams than in Madrid. I miss the weather but the sun rises, even if it’s half an hour.”
Hazard himself has long been linked with Real Madrid and it seems the player himself is not exactly doing much to make said links go away, seemingly pushing for a move himself.
It will not help Chelsea’s cause this season, and the Blues are fighting for their life in terms of the title race – and the last thing Antonio Conte will want to see is his players batting their eyelashes at other clubs.