Club director explains why Chelsea have signed Alvaro Morata

Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo hails Alvaro Morata as a great addition to Antonio Conte's squad

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata with his wife Alice Photo: Alvaro Morata/Instagram

Alvaro Morata will be a huge asset to Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, according to the club’s technical director Micheal Emenalo.

The Premier League champions finally bolstered their attacking options last week after Morata completed a much-anticipated move to the west London club.

The 24-year-old has signed a five-year contract with Chelsea to become their fifth summer signing to cap what has been a fruitful number of weeks in the transfer market.

Chelsea were initially linked with a big-money move to sign Romelu Lukaku before the Belgium international opted to move to their bitter rivals Manchester United in a £75m deal.

The west London side secured Morata’s signature in a deal reportedly worth £58m as the Spain international gets the chance to link up with Conte.

And Chelsea technical director Emenalo explained why the English champions are delighted to have added the Real Madrid striker to their squad ahead of the 2017-18 season.

“We are delighted to complete Alvaro’s signing and welcome him to the club,” Emenalo told Chelsea’s website.

“We believe he can make a great impact for Chelsea and look forward to seeing him in action.

“Alvaro has proven class at the highest level and his quality will be a huge asset to Antonio and the squad.”

Chelsea finished seven points clear of their closest title rivals Tottenham Hotspur last season to win the title for the first time under Conte.

The Blues lost 2-1 to bitter title rivals Arsenal in the FA Cup final at Wembley.

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