Watch Chelsea reveal Alvaro Morata’s shirt number on Instagram
Chelsea confirm new signing Alvaro Morata will wear the number nine shirt to follow in the footsteps of Fernando Torres at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea have revealed that Alvaro Morata will wear the number nine shirt.
The Spain international became Antonio Conte’s fourth summer signing last week after Morata sealed a move to Stamford Bridge.
The 24-year-old put pen to paper on a long-term deal after the Premier League champions agreed a reported £58m fee with La Liga giants Real Madrid.
Morata will compete with Diego Costa and Michy Batshuayi for a first-team place, although his Spanish team-mate has been given the green light to leave Stamford Bridge.
And in a clear sign that Morata has been signed as an automatic starter, the English champions revealed their new signing will wear the number nine shirt.
Chelsea posted the above video on Instagram to officially unveil Morata’s shirt number to their supporters on the social media site.
The club wrote the following caption for the Instagram clip: “@alvaromorata will wear the number 9️⃣ shirt! #CFCTour #CFC #Chelsea”
Morata will follow in the footsteps of compatriot Fernando Torres having taken on the prestigious shirt number.
Chelsea fans will be hoping Morata fares better than Torres and the other occupants of the number nine shirt over the past decade.
Indeed, Serbian striker Mateja Kezman and Colombia international Radamel Falcao both struggled under the weigh of expectation at Stamford Bridge.