Alvaro Morata sends message to Chelsea fans about Antonio Conte
Alvaro Morata reveals his excitement about getting a chance to play for Antonio Conte at Chelsea
Alvaro Morata has revealed that he has been in “constant” contact with Antonio Conte before his move to Chelsea from Real Madrid was confirmed on Wednesday.
The Blues announced on Wednesday evening that they had agreed a deal, believed to be around £60m, to bring Morata to Stamford Bridge this summer as their fourth signing.
Morata was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United throughout the summer but that deal did not materialise before the Red Devils opted to switch their attentions towards Romelu Lukaku.
Conte was the manager who brought Morata to Juventus from Real Madrid but the Italian never got the chance to coach him as he left to take charge of his national team in the same summer.
And Morata has revealed that he cannot wait to line up for Conte’s Blues next season as he bids to help them defend the Premier League title.
Speaking in an interview with Spanish newspaper AS, Morata said: “Tomorrow I will be at a club that have wanted me for years, with a gaffer whom I have spoken to constantly.
“So I’m really happy. I have been training hard for whatever outcome, but I was clear that this was my objective. It’s sad to leave Real Madrid, but I hope that everything will go well for me at Chelsea.”
On Conte, he added: “I’m going to the team managed by the coach who has placed the most faith in me, and that’s great for me.”
Chelsea are also preparing for a return to the Champions League next season after the Blues finished top of the table last term.