Alvaro Morata Talks About Potential Future Move Away From Chelsea
Alvaro Morata landed at Stamford Bridge in the summer from his second stint at Real Madrid and hit the ground running but his spell at Chelsea might not be that long after admitting there's one club he wouldn't turn down.
We'll never really know the truth as to which of Chelsea and Manchester United got their first choice transfer target and who had to settle for second place with both of the Premier League sides interested in Alvaro Morata and Romelu Lukaku.
It was the Spaniard who left their first encounter as Premier League opponents as the victor as his second half header gave the Blues a 1-0 win over the Red Devils and put them just one point behind Jose Mourinho's team.
Lukaku didn't touch the ball in Chelsea's box during the 1-0 loss to his former club. Image: PA
The goal continued Morata's excellent start to the season in which he has already bagged seven goals in his first 10 appearances for Antonio Conte's team, putting him just eight goals behind his league total for Real Madrid last season.
So with everything so good at Chelsea you'd have thought the last thing on his mind would be a departure, especially to a club he's already left twice. But talking to Cadena Ser the striker explained why he left the Bernabeu and admitted he would return saying:
"I felt important for Madrid, but I wanted to play in the knockout stages of the Champions League. I told the coach I wanted to play more, to say that I wanted to go is nonsense.
"The critics do not affect me. Of course, I would return to Real Madrid, but it's complicated.
Morata left last season after Real won their second Champions League in a row. Image: PA
The Spaniard came through the ranks at the Bernabeu and Jose Mourinho gave him his debut for Los Blancos. He scored 11 goals in 52 games in four seasons after making his first team debut.
He then moved to Juventus for €20 million in 2014. During his two seasons there he became a more prominent member of the first team than he had been at his time with his hometown club.
Morata scored 27 in 93 appearances for the Old Lady including goals that knocked his former team out of the Champions League and took Juve to a final they would lose to Barcelona.
He returned to Real due to a buy back clause but lasted just one season before Antonio Conte signed him.
Surely he wouldn't go back and be a bit part player at the Bernabeu for a third time?!