Chelsea have reached an agreement with Real Madrid for the transfer of Alvaro Morata, the Blues have confirmed on their official website.
The Spanish striker has been linked with a sensational move to the Premier League for quite some time, with Manchester United initially dubbed as his most likely destination. However, following the Red Devils’ capture of Romelu Lukaku from Everton, Morata has now agreed to join the reigning English Champions instead.
Chelsea released an official statement confirming the deal, which read: “Chelsea Football Club and Real Madrid have agreed terms for the transfer of Alvaro Morata to Stamford Bridge. The move is now subject to him agreeing personal terms and passing a medical.”
We have agreed terms with Real Madrid for the transfer of Alvaro Morata…https://t.co/uuenBgcPH2
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) July 19, 2017
Real Madrid also released their own statement, which read: “The club wishes to express its thanks for the dedication, professionalism and exemplary conduct displayed by the player over the years, spanning his time in our academy right through to his spell as a member of the first-team squad.”
Morata joins the London club for a fee rumoured to be around the range of £71m, which makes him the most expensive Spanish footballer in history, surpassing the previous record fee of £50m, which was paid by Chelsea to Liverpool for the services of Fernando Torres back in 2011.
Written by Kunal Kambli
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