Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has claimed he has passed a medical at Atletico Madrid and is “looking forward” to returning to Spain. The Spain international looks set to end a miserable spell in England, 18 months after he first joined Chelsea.
Morata has scored 16 goals in the Premier League since he joined the Blues in 2017 but he is now readying himself for a return to Madrid.
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He started his career at Atletico before moving on to Getafe and Real Madrid and Morata admits he is excited to return. “I’ve spent days waiting for this,” Morata told reporters in Spain. “The past is the past, and it cannot be changed, and I’m very proud of it. “I am looking forward to everything being completed so I can start training with my team-mates. I began my career at Atletico and the people who know where I come from and know my history know what this means for me.”