This year’s summer transfer window saw some high quality drama, but the switcheroo between Alvaro Morata and Romelu Lukaku was one of the major highlights, especially in the Premier League. The Red Devils were chasing the ex-Real Madrid star, though no deal was settled upon between the two sides, while Chelsea had their eyes set to bring in Lukaku from Everton.
But the twist to the story came in when United also joined the race to sign the former Everton striker, and eventually got him to pledge his future to them instead of the Blues, who eventually ended up bringing Morata to Stamford Bridge. But as per the latest reports, there was much more in the offing, as the Spanish forward has revealed how ‘there was no chance he wasn’t coming to Chelsea’.
Morata revealed why he fancied a move to the Bridge rather than to play for the Old Trafford club. The 25-year-old claimed that he had received personal contact from a number of Chelsea figures, and thus decided to move to the Blues.
“Antonio, Michael (Emenalo), Marina (Granovskaia), all of them called me this summer and there was no chance I wasn’t coming to Chelsea. They demonstrated to me that they really wanted me,” Morata revealed (via Goal).
“I had the chance to go to Manchester United and other teams in the Premier League. The important thing is I’m part of Chelsea and I’m very happy with this and now it’s time to fight for the blue shirt. I want to play well and win with this shirt.”
Despite failing to secure a move to the Mancunian outfit, the Blues’ forward still holds high regard for Jose Mourinho, and admitted that he is still in contact with the Special One.
“We speak, not only this summer,” Morata added (via Daily Mail). “I have a good relationship with Jose. He was my first coach in professional football and he gave me the chance to be a professional. He made me the first contact. Sometimes we send messages, not speaking about football, asking if everything’s OK and sending some jokes.”
Chelsea are scheduled to take on Manchester United at Stamford Bridge this Sunday, and both clubs will try to come out on top, so as to stay in touching distance of the league leaders Manchester City, who also take on Arsenal this weekend.
Written by Sidharth Jindal
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