Former Real Madrid and Juventus striker, Alvaro Morata has left Chelsea and ‘already signed’ for Spanish club, Atletico Madrid.
The striker wasn’t involved on Saturday as Maurizio Sarri saw his Chelsea side lose 2-0 to Arsenal, in a performance which clearly disgusted the Italian manager.
Morata hasn’t been happy at the club for a while, and the question has been over where he could end up this month, and what type of structure the move would take.
Sport take claims from Cadena Cope to say the former Real Madrid and Juventus player has ‘already signed’ for Atletico Madrid, and that an announcement could come ‘in the coming hours’ to make the move official.
It’s explained that Barcelona and Atletico had been fighting hard to secure the player, and despite the Catalan club struggling until the end to try and swing the deal their way, Morata decided to move to Atletico.
The Chelsea player signed his contract on Saturday and will be wearing a rojiblanco shirt in the coming days, according to the claims. There’s no explanation on the structure of a deal.
It is understood the deal is a loan until the end of the season, with the La Liga side having the option to buy in the summer.
Morata’s family arrived in Madrid on Sunday and he is expected to fly to the Spanish capital in the next 48 hours.