Alvaro Morata completed a £58m move to Atletico Madrid this summer, where he will join the La Liga side on a permanent basis at the end of his loan spell in 2020.
With a transfer ban imposed on Chelsea, letting one of their two main strikers leave the club may seem questionable.
But in truth, the Blues have got the better side of the deal.
Morata permanently leaving Chelsea for Atletico Madrid like... pic.twitter.com/R1N3xIXGkx— .♛. (@theCyberNewt) July 6, 2019
From a purely financial perspective, the process of selling Morata for roughly the same price as they bought him for in 2017 was a stroke of genius. Clearly aware of the Spaniard's talents, the Blues allowed Morata to go on loan initially, giving him the opportunity to increase his transfer value. And with six goals in 15 appearances for the Rojiblancos, that's just what he did.
He also linked up well with the now-departed Antoine Griezmann and will be expected to build a fruitful relationship with the so-called wonderkid Joao Felix next season.
Were he to have moved on permanently in January of this year, Chelsea would not have got the £58m Atleti paid for him this summer. This piece of business is a testament to the job done by the Blues' technical director,
Marina Granovskaia— Idan (@justidanhere) July 6, 2019
- Negotiated tirelessly with Real Madrid over the transfer of Hazard
- Bought Kovacic for a decent price
- Brought back Lampard with the assurance of backing him
- Just sold Morata to Atletico for £50 MILLION
Literally give this woman a statue pic.twitter.com/cfQfE6AbFV
Such was the difficulty picking between the two, Sarri would often pick neither. Instead choosing Hazard to lead the line, with Willian and Pedro either side of him.
Tammy Abraham: “There’s no better time to be at Chelsea. I’m going to give it my all. I got 1000s of messages from #cfc fans on Instagram (when out on loan) saying play him, play him. It’s nice knowing they have your back.” Adds “there’s no better guy” than Lampard to be manager.— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) June 23, 2019
Batshuayi has made less than 40 appearances for the Blues' since joining from Marseille in 2016. With one less striker ahead of him in the lineup, he adds to the list of players who will benefit from Morata's departure.
Source : 90min