Chelsea have reliable a signing of Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata on a five-year contract.
Morata, 24, joins on a bargain reported to be value an initial £58 million, potentially rising to £70m.
“I am so happy to be here,” Morata told a Chelsea website. “It’s an implausible tension to be partial of this large club. “I am looking to work hard, measure as many goals as we can and to win as many trophies as possible.”
The Spain general was innate in Madrid and progressed by Real’s academy and B group to make his first-team entrance in 2010.
He changed to Italian champions Juventus in a bargain value scarcely £18m in 2014, and after dual seasons during that he won Serie A and a Coppa Italia twice, Madrid exercised a buy-back proviso to pierce him behind to a Bernabeu for around £27m.
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Last season, he scored 20 goals in all competitions as Madrid won La Liga and a Champions League titles.
Morata wrote in a extensive farewell on Twitter: “Today my second spell during Real Madrid finishes, now a new proviso of my career begins. I’m certain that some will not know my decision, others will positively not support it… though in a finish that’s what it is, my decision. A preference good suspicion by and considered.
“I’m withdrawal home, given that’s how we feel during Real Madrid. I’m going with a transparent demur of someone who gave all in any training session, in any notation in that we was propitious adequate to wear a shirt, with a ease of carrying been critical in an extraordinary year in that we carried 4 trophies, a year that I’m certain conjunction we nor we will ever forget…”
“I usually have difference of interjection for Real Madrid. I’m a actor that we am now interjection to this club. we wish to make a many of these lines of my farewell, that can't be finished in any other way, in sequence to contend appreciate you: appreciate we to a trainer for carrying accepted my vision, for bargain that I’ve done a preference and for respecting it.
“Thank we also to a coaching staff for all they have helped me and upheld me with, we am a improved actor than a year ago and it’s interjection to them. Thank we also to my teammates, with whom we common an extraordinary season. Thank we to any and any one of a employees of a bar who worked tough any day to make life easier for a players.
“And appreciate you, of course, to a fans, given since my lapse we have done me feel desired and valued, given you’ve always been there, from my display until a final night during Cibeles… Lastly, and many importantly, appreciate we to my wife, appreciate we to my family, to my representative and my friends, who are always there and never let we down.”
On Wednesday, Chelsea reliable that a bargain had been agreed for Morata to pierce to Stamford Bridge.
Blues trainer Antonio Conte quickly worked with Morata during Juventus and believes a brazen — who scored 20 goals as Real won both La Liga and a Champions League final deteriorate — can pierce something opposite to a Chelsea front line.
Speaking during a news discussion in Beijing progressing on Friday, Conte said: “We have combined a illusory striker, even during a immature age he has won a lot already and we are looking brazen to welcoming him to a squad.
“I consider for certain this is a good signing for us. He is a immature player, though has a lot of experience, he went to Juventus and Real Madrid. He has a lot of knowledge and we consider this is a good pointer for us.”
Conte has already sealed Germany defender Antonio Rudiger from Roma for a reported £29m, midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco for a reported price of £40m and goalkeeper Willy Caballero following his recover by Manchester City.
Chelsea are now in China for preseason preparations and face Premier League rivals Arsenal in Beijing on Saturday.
They afterwards transport to Singapore for a International Champions Cup, confronting Bayern Munich on Jul 25 and Inter Milan on Jul 29.
Chelsea technical executive Michael Emenalo told a bar website: “We are gay to finish Alvaro’s signing and acquire him to a club. We trust he can make a good impact for Chelsea and demeanour brazen to saying him in action.
“Alvaro has proven category during a top turn and his peculiarity will be a outrageous item to Antonio and a squad.”