£70 million man announces he wants to be at Chelsea this sumemr transfer window
Spanish striker Alvaro Morata has told Chelsea fans that ‘he wants to stay’ at the club, amid speculation he could be sold.
Bought for a whopping £70 million last summer, the Spanish striker failed to adapt to the pace and physicality of the Premier League and didn’t even manage to break the 20-goal mark in all competitions.
His confidence just went the more and more the season went on, and in the end Antonio Conte was forced to sign Olivier Giroud from Arsenal in a bid to score some goals.
That led to speculation that Chelsea would be willing to cash in on Morata, with Juventus and Real Madrid his preferred destinations, with some suggestions he was in talks about a deal.
However, with just a few days to go in the transfer window, he has now admitted that he never intended to leave the club and wants to stay at Stamford Brigde.
He was quoted on the Sky Sports website: “A lot of things have changed in our lives and the only thing I have in my head now is to score, score, score! Then to come back home and stay with my babies and my wife.
“The easiest thing would have been to leave Chelsea this year. I could have gone back to Italy. My wife is Italian, it is one hour to her home.
“I could have gone back to Spain, I had a lot of offers. More money.
“But I want to fight. I have had low pressure, because I had already played in Italy and Spain and done good things. But I decided to stay here, I wanted to.”
At just 24-years old, Morata has plenty of time to develop into a world class striker and be the kind of striker Chelsea need to help them win some silverware in the coming seasons.
And maybe under new boss Maurizo Sarri he will find a new confidence that seemed to go from his game last season.