The 25-year-old who made the £70 million move from Real Madrid to Chelsea, where he has become the Blue’s main striker. After a blistering start to the season with seven goals in his first eight games, Alvaro Morata saw his momentum halted after an injury to his hamstring. However, the record signing struggled even after his return with Antonio Cote benching him for crucial fixtures last season.
That combined with the fact that Chelsea is looking for a Premier League title, means that the Blues were looking to sell the Spaniard at a loss. However, with new manager Maurizio Sarri opting to keep him, amid links to the Serie A and even the Bundesliga, Sarri revealed that the 25-year-old will become a key star in his squad if he continues to perform.
The former Real Madrid man opened his account for the season with a brilliant finish in the North London derby to put Chelsea 2-0 up, with the Blues eventually winning 3-2. Despite that, given that the Spaniard only scored once in the second half of last season, many expected him to move on just one season after arriving.
However, Morata has revealed that he was never interested in leaving the club despite all the transfer rumors surrounding him. In an interview, he went on to say “There was never a thought for me to leave. For me, it’s easy. I could have gone back to Spain or Italy, all the people believe in me there but I want to change all the things here I want to, not for all the haters, but for me and for Chelsea.
Didier Drogba, Chelsea’s greatest ever striker, scored only 10 goals in his first PL season, aged 26.
Alvaro Morata, scored 11 goals in his first PL season, aged 25.
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I am looking forward to buying a house and I can’t wait for the babies to grow up to put them into school,” Morata added. “I am very happy and it’s just the beginning of the new season. Why would I not be happy? I want to change all the thinking from the people who say I’m not. It’s the only reason I stay here, otherwise if Chelsea said, ‘You are not in our plans’, I move.”
This season could be a make or break season for Alvaro Morata, with new manager Maurizio Sarri looking for players that can perform consistently. Chelsea only has Olivier Giroud and the Spaniard as their main strikers, having already sent Michy Batshuayi on loan to Valencia. This could be the 25-year-old’s chance to prove his critics wrong, and maybe live up to his price-tag.