Alvaro Morata reveals why he chose to sign for Chelsea
Alvaro Morata reveals that Antonio Conte was one of the main reasons he wanted to sign for Chelsea from Real Madrid
Alvaro Morata has revealed that Antonio Conte was one of the main reasons he chose to sign for Chelsea from Real Madrid in the summer transfer window.
The Spanish striker was heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge throughout the window before he finally put pen to paper with the Blues back in July.
Morata has made a strong start to life at Chelsea, scoring six goals in his first nine Premier League outings.
The 25-year-old forward was also linked with a move to Manchester United before his transfer to Chelsea was confirmed.
However, the striker has now revealed that one of the main reasons he chose to sign for the Blues was because he felt indebted to Conte.
Morata told Gazzetta dello Sport, as quoted by the Daily Express: “I came here because there was a coach like Antonio Conte.
“We started talking about my eventual transfer last spring and I finally came to London.”
He added: “I’m in debt with Conte.
“He had taken me for Juve and then left for Italy. When I knew he wanted me, I didn’t think twice.
“There were a number of favourable situations. The first was the coach: I knew Conte and I had no trouble finding myself in his football ideas.
Morata will be hoping to feature for Chelsea when the Blues return to Champions League action on Tuesday night with a trip against Roma in Italy.
The Blues were 1-0 winners over Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday night as they looked to keep pace with leaders Manchester City in the race for the title.
Chelsea are currently nine points behind the leaders after 10 games of the new campaign.