Alvaro Morata: The former Atletico Madrid player
One of Real Madrid’s most famous strikers in Raul started his career at Atletico Madrid before going onto huge success at the Bernabeu.
Now that Alvaro Morata’s transfer to Chelsea is all but done, we are reminded that the Spanish striker travelled a similar path to Raul.
Atletico Madrid will earn cash from Real Madrid’s sale of Alvaro Morata to Chelsea.
Morata played for Atletico Madrid from 2005 to 2007, when he was 12-14 years old.
From there, Morata played one season at Getafe before joining Real Madrid.
More cash for Atletico Madrid…
Morata arrived at the Vicente Calderon as his grandfather is a huge Atletico Madrid fan.
However, Morata’s time in the Atletico Madrid youth team did not go well and he left for Getafe.
FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players in Article 21 in Annex 5 state that a professional player when transferred to a club of another association before the expiration of his contract, the club or clubs that contributed to his education and training will receive a part of the compensation.
As a result, both Atletico Madrid and Getafe are entitled to some of the funds received by Real Madrid from Chelsea for the sale of Morata.
How much will Chelsea pay for Alvaro Morata?
Clouding this issue somewhat is the fact that the transfer fee for Alvaro Morata is not known yet.
Speculation in the Spanish press suggests Chelsea will pay around 65 million euros up front, in a deal that could reach 80 million euros depending on incentives.
With Atletico Madrid entitled to 1%, their fee for training Morata could reach 800,000 euros.
As Mundo Deportivo point out, the irony about Atletico receiving money from Chelsea for Morata is that the money will go straight back to the Blues.
Morata’s arrival at Stamford Bridge means Diego Costa’s return to Atletico Madrid is likely to be accelerated in the coming days.