Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata has expressed his desire to remain at Spanish side Atletico Madrid next season. Morata currently on-loan struggled at Chelsea despite initially scoring goals for the club and looked bereft of confidence this season.
‘Since he made the move to Atletico, Morata has gained some form back and looks like the Morata of old making runs and scoring goals. It is no surprise that the forward has no intentions of returning to his parent club.
Chelsea are currently faced with a transfer ban for two seasons and there has been speculations that the club may have to recall some of its loan stars. The likely departure of Eden Hazard to Real Madrid means that Maurizio Sarri has a lot of work to do in the summer and Morata’s name has popped up in the list of the players that could return to the club in summer.
However the forward in a recent interview informed reporters that he is happy at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium. According to the forward, he would do whatever it takes for the move to become permanent.
Atletico Madrid have the option to extend his loan for another year but they must pay £13 million as loan fee for next season. This amount is a lot even for a club of Atletico’s standards and there have been some reports that the club could allow him to return back to London.
However, from the interview, Morata looked a happy man and it looks unlikely that the Spaniard would be willing to return to the club in the summer.
Morata was signed last season for a fee of £58million after his exploits at Real Madrid and Juventus. This season the forward was unable to fit into manager Maurizio Sarri plans despite featuring in several games.
He was eventually part of a series of transfers that saw Higuain move to Chelsea and AC Milan signing Piatek from Genoa. The 26-year-old has scored seven goals so far for the second placed Spanish League side.