Graeme Souness raises interesting question about Chelsea signing
The Liverpool legend believes Chelsea signing Alvaro Morata is lacking "sharpness of feet"
Graeme Souness has questioned whether Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has quick enough feet to be a top striker.
The Spain international moved to Chelsea in a £58m deal from La Liga giants Real Madrid last month.
The Premier League champions were initially linked with a move to sign Everton striker Romelu Lukaku but the Belgium international completed a £75m transfer to Manchester Untied.
Morata missed his spot-kick in Chelsea’s loss to Arsenal on penalties in the Community Shield at Wembley.
However, the 24-year-old striker came off the bench to score a goal and tee up David Luiz in a 3-2 loss to Burnley in their Premier League opener at Stamford Bridge.
Morata started his first Premier League game in Chelsea’s 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur last weekend but the centre-forward was unable to take his one clear chance on goal.
Former Liverpool and Spurs midfielder Souness highlighted one potential weakness in the Chelsea signing’s game.
“I just worry he hasn’t got the sharpness of feet,” Souness told Sky Sports.
“He can be a quick runner but not have quick feet.
“For a top striker, it’s imperative to have quick feet. Harry Kane has quick feet. All the top strikers in history have quick feet.”
Morata scored his second Premier League goal in Chelsea’s comfortable win against Everton on Sunday afternoon.
Chelsea won the Premier League title with two games to spare last season to secure their second top-flight crown in three seasons.
The west London side have signed Manchester City goalkeeper Willy Caballero, AS Roma defender Antonio Rudiger and Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko this summer.