Chelsea have officially announced the signing of Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid.
The Spanish striker, who has been linked with a switch to England for quite some time, especially to Manchester United, now joins the reigning English Champions on a five-year deal, for a transfer fee that reportedly costs in the region of £58 million.
Upon the completion of the switch, the 24-year-old told the club’s official website: “I am so happy to be here. 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.”
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The Blues’ technical director Michael Emenalo added: “We are delighted to complete Alvaro’s signing and welcome him to the club. We believe he can make a great impact for Chelsea and look forward to seeing him in action. Alvaro has proven class at the highest level and his quality will be a huge asset to Antonio and the squad.”
The former Los Blancos and Juventus forward, who replaces Diego Costa in Antonio Conte’s frontline, will soon join up with his new teammates on Chelsea’s pre-season tour of Asia.