Pundit: Why Chelsea should sign Alvaro Morata ahead of Romelu Lukaku

The Arsenal legend believes Alvaro Morata would be a better fit for the Chelsea team than Romelu Lukaku

Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata Photo: Alvaro Morata/Instagram

Paul Merson has claimed that Alvaro Morata would be a more natural fit in the Chelsea side than Romelu Lukaku.

Spain international Diego Costa revealed earlier this week that Antonio Conte has informed the controversial striker that he is surplus to requirements ahead of the 2017-18 season.

Costa scored 20 times in 35 games in the Premier League last term as Chelsea eased to their first Premier League title under the Italian coach following his appointment last summer.

Chelsea have been linked with a big-money offer to re-sign Lukaku from Everton this summer despite selling the striker to the Toffees in the 2014 transfer window.

The Blues are also reported to be interested in Real Madrid’s out-of-favour striker Morata but face competition from Manchester United for both centre-forwards.

Speaking to Sky Sports News HQ about which striker would be a better fit in the Chelsea side, former Arsenal midfielder Merson said:

“I would say Morata is a better fit than Lukaku for Chelsea.

“I think he is a better all-round footballer. Lukaku is a goalscorer and if you look at the stats, the running and the sprints are nowhere near in the same league as Costa.

“Morata has played with world-class players at Madrid and Juventus and he’ll be there for the little flick around the corner from Willian or Eden Hazard.”

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