Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata will join Atletico Madrid on a permanent basis after his 18-month loan expires at the end of next season.
Morata, 26, has been at Atletico since January, scoring six goals in 17 games for the Spanish side.
He was Chelsea’s record signing when he joined for £60m from Real Madrid on a five-year contract in July 2017 and scored 24 goals in 72 games.
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— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) July 6, 2019
The former Real Madrid and Juventus player won the FA Cup while at Chelsea.
The striker will remain on loan at the Wanda Metropolitano for the 2019-20 season before signing permanently on July 1, 2020.
He has looked more comfortable in familiar surroundings and will head into next season now knowing that his future in the Spanish capital is secure – where he’ll line up alongside fellow new signing Joao Felix, who has joined Diego Simeone’s side for a gargantuan fee of £113m.
? | Agreement with @ChelseaFC over the transfer of @AlvaroMorata from July 1, 2020. The striker will play at our club on loan this season and the move will become permanent ahead of the 2020-2021 season
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— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) July 6, 2019
“We would like to thank Alvaro for his contribution and wish him the best of luck for the future” the official website of Chelsea responded to the transfer.