Spanish striker Alvaro Morata, signed for around £60 million in the 2017 summer transfer window has admitted that he was indeed close to leaving the Blues last month after what he called a “disaster” season.
In quotes carried by the Metro today, Morata revealed his frustrations nearly led to him moving away from the FA Cup winners a year after departing from Real Madrid;
“Last year I was not happy, everything was a disaster – I went out onto the pitch and did not know where I was.”
“Leaving Chelsea? I considered playing in Spain again and going back to Italy but now I have stayed here and need to bounce back.”
His frustrations seemingly boiled over when the Spanish World Cup squad announcement did not include his name in the final list heading to Russia;
“I found it hard to come to terms with not being able to go to the World Cup.”
The Express Sport have gone one step further by using a claim by Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano who said that AC Milan was the club that Alvaro Morata had ‘agreed’ terms with, but the move fell apart after a change of ownership at the Serie A giants.
Alvaro Morata had enjoyed a fruitful spell on-loan at Juventus and had appeared close to getting a favoured move back to Italy, but the breakdown has ultimately led to the striker staying put and remaining a regular starter under Maurizio Sarri.
So far this season Morata has found the net once in four Premier League fixtures, continuing a frustrating 2018 – where he scored just three goals in the second half of the 2017/18 Premier League season.