Chelsea star Alvaro Morata admits he never wanted to leave former club
Alvaro Morata signed for Chelsea in a club record £58million deal last summer, leaving Real Madrid after one just one season after los Blancos activated a buy-back clause to sign him from Juventus.
The 25 year-old played in Turin for two seasons before returning to the Bernabeu, but has since revealed that it was never his desire to go back to Madrid and that he wanted to stay in Serie A.
Despite impressing for Juventus, scoring in a Champions League final and establishing himself as a Spanish international, Morata was never given the minutes he deserved by Zinedine Zidane.
In a recent interview, the Madrid-born striker spoke of his disappointment about having to leave Juve and rejoin his boyhood club.
“There were contractual agreements to respect [with the buy-back clause], but the disappointment was enormous – I found myself right back where I had started,” he said. “Madrid treated me like the player I was before my two years in Italy.”
“My two years at Juve were fantastic. I was just a kid when I arrived and I was a real footballer when I left. For a Spaniard, Italy is the best place to live. You’ve got all the beauty, history, art, good food and fashion.”
“I would never have left Italy and Juve.”
Morata now looks to have settled into his new surroundings in London at Stamford Bridge, having scored 7 times in 11 matches for Chelsea so far this season.
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