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In a major boost to the team, Premier League Champions Chelsea have signed Spaniard Alvaro Morata for a record £60m on a five-year-old deal.

The 24-year-old had scored 20 goals while playing for Real Madrid last season starring in team’s La Liga and Champions League victory even though majority of his performances were as substitutes.

“It’s an incredible emotion to be part of this big club. “I am looking to work hard, score as many goals as I can and to win as many trophies as possible,” Morata told Chelsea website after inking the deal.

Morata also posted a long goodbye note on Twitter thanking Real Madrid for making him an accomplished player.

“I’m leaving home, because that’s how I feel at Real Madrid. I’m going with the clear conscience of someone who gave everything in every training session, in every minute in which I was lucky enough to wear the shirt, with the calm of having been important in an amazing year in which we lifted four trophies, a year that I’m sure neither you nor I will ever forget…”

“I only have words of thanks for Real Madrid. I’m the player that I am now thanks to this club. I want to make the most of these lines of my farewell, which cannot be done in any other way, in order to say thank you: thank you to the president for having understood my vision, for understanding that I’ve made a decision and for respecting it.

“Thank you also to the coaching staff for everything they have helped me and supported me with, I am a better player than a year ago and it’s thanks to them. Thank you also to my teammates, with whom I shared an amazing season. Thank you to each and every one of the employees of the club who worked hard every day to make life easier for the players.

“And thank you, of course, to the fans, because since my return you have made me feel loved and valued, because you’ve always been there, from my presentation until the last night at Cibeles… Lastly, and most importantly, thank you to my wife, thank you to my family, to my agent and my friends, who are always there and never let you down,” Morata’s note read. 

Morata was part of Real Madrid’s youth team in 2008 and made his senior debut in 2019 at the age of 18. He joined Juventus in 2014 and moved to Ral Madrid in 2017.

Chelsea are presently in China for preseason preparations and face Premier League rivals Arsenal on Saturday at Saturday.

First Published | 22 July 2017 11:33 AM
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