According to reputable Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea flop Alvaro Morata has officially joined Atletico Madrid. The two clubs have found an agreement with just the official announcement missing. His wife, Alice Campello, landed from London on Sunday evening with their two children ahead of Morata‘s move being announced next week; it is Diego Simeone‘s goal to have the Spaniard make his debut against Getafe next Saturday.
The striker wasn’t involved on Saturday as Maurizio Sarri saw his Chelsea side lose 2-0 to Arsenal, in a performance which clearly disgusted the Italian manager. Morata hasn’t been happy at the club for a while, and the question has been over where he could end up this month, and what type of structure the move would take.
Morata from Chelsea to Átletico Madrid is a done deal. Confirmed. Here we go! ??⚪️? #CFC #Atleti #transfers
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 21, 2019
Sport take claims from Cadena Cope to say the former Real Madrid and Juventus player has ‘already signed’ for Atletico Madrid, and that an announcement could come ‘in the coming hours’ to make the move official. It’s explained that Barcelona and Atletico had been fighting hard to secure the player, and despite the Catalan club struggling until the end to try and swing the deal their way, Morata decided to move to Atletico.
The Chelsea player signed his contract on Saturday and will be wearing a rojiblanco shirt in the coming days, according to the claims. There’s no explanation on the structure of a deal.