Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata stated that a return to Real Madrid is never off the cards despite currently being happy with life in London.
Morata is on the sidelines with a back injury much to the concern of manager Antonio Conte who believes that the striker could miss the rest of the season.
Morata was tipped in to replace the void created by Diego Costa’s departure. The 25-year-old was Chelsea’s marquee signing of the summer after splashing 58 million for Spaniard. Despite showing flashes of brilliance at the beginning by netting 6 goals in the first 6 appearances in the Premier League, the form slowly faded by as the season progressed.
After a torrid show against the Gunners at the Emirates, Morata’s goal drought continued, as his tally increased to six Premier League matches.
Back to Madrid?
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Morata was recently interviewed by ASTV, where he revealed about his injury and the prospect of returning back to his home country Spain in the future. He said:
“Obviously I have to respect Chelsea, who made a huge effort to sign me and I’m very happy here but Madrid will always be Madrid for me,”
The star suffered a back injury which the club doctors are struggling to treat. This continues to be a huge concern for the club as they play without a recognized striker with the departure of Michy Batshuayi to Borussia Dortmund.
Chelsea finds themselves in a huge slump with back to back defeats in the Premier League to Bournemouth and Watford. In this process, they lost their position in the Premier League with Liverpool taking over and find themselves fighting over the 4th position against the in-form Tottenham. The club would hope that they would fare well without Morata as they face West Bromwich Albion in a crucial encounter.
The prospect of Morata moving back to Madrid seems silly after his questionable game time at the club. The striker can still make it big at Chelsea with the side desperately needing him and the unquestionable talent that he possesses. The Spaniard has proved that he belongs in the Premier League during the initial phase of the season, Chelsea fans would be hoping that he puts on his scoring boots once again after his recovery from injury.