London Club, Chelsea have announced the confirmation of Morata’s transfer to Madrid Club, Atletico Madrid on a permanent basis.
Alvaro Morata has long voiced his opinion on the transfer issue saying he does not want to return to Chelsea.
“We would like to thank Alvaro for his contribution and wish him the best of luck for the future,” read a statement on Chelsea’s website
Morata will remain on loan at the Wanda Metropolitano for the 2019-20 season before signing permanently on July 1, 2020.
Morata scored six goals in 17 games last season while on loan at Madrid, & Atletico have now agreed a permanent deal for the Spanish striker.
Morata struggled to adapt to life in the Premier League after joining Chelsea in 2017.
He scored 24 goals in 72 appearances for the Blues.
Morata did have a great start to his Chelsea career scoring on his debut, but a prolonged goal drought after that saw his lose his starting spot at Chelsea and his confidence in the long run.
In a statement, Atletico said: “The Spanish striker will play at our club on loan this season, as was agreed when he joined Atletico in the January transfer window, and the move will become permanent at the beginning of the 2020-21 season.”
Atletico signed Portugal forward Joao Felix this month for £113m from Benfica – making him the fifth most-expensive transfer in history.
Atletico Madrid are at war with Barcelona over their approach for Griezmann with the Madrid club asking the World cup winner to resume for pre-season and taking away his number 7 jersey.
The La Liga club also signed Mexico midfielder Hector Herrera and Brazil centre-back Felipe from Porto.