Alvaro Morata
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It was confirmed by Chelsea on Wednesday evening that an agreement had been reached to sign Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, subject to agreeing personal terms and passing a medical.

According to the Telegraph, the deal to take Morata to Stamford Bridge could be worth as much as £70M, which as they note, would be a new club-record fee.

There are several arguments that would suggest Morata cannot justify that fee. He has only once scored more than ten league goals in a season, and there is little evidence that he is ready to be the main man at the top club.

However, there is also plenty to be optimistic about as Morata prepares to become a Chelsea player. Here’s five reasons why he will be a success in West London.

He knows what to expect

He may well be just 24-years-old, but Morata has already been around the block a few times. He has made 188 appearances over two stints at Real Madrid and a two-year spell with Juventus. He will understand the pressures of playing for one of the biggest clubs in the world, and thus the pressure on his shoulders when he first steps out onto the Stamford Bridge turf will be familiar to him.

Champions League experience

Chelsea are back in the Champions League, and we are going to rely heavily on our frontman to carry the goal burden. In order for us to be successful in the competition, Morata will need to at his best, and he has already proven that he can perform on the biggest stage. Morata has made 35 appearances in the Champions League, bagging 11 goals, and picking up two winners medals. Compare that to his predecessor Diego Costa, who found the back of the net only twice in his 15 Champions League appearances for Chelsea.

His stock is rising

We are not signing a player who is entering the swan-song of his career here, at 24 Morata has his best years ahead of him. Under Antonio Conte’s stewardship he will only continue to grow. Having scored 20 goals for Real Madrid last term in all competitions, he is in the process of catapulting himself to the summit of the footballing world – and we’ll be the ones to benefit from his meteoric rise.

He’s a winner

For some players, winning comes naturally, it’s in their DNA – a la Didier Drogba. Morata is one of those players. Though it is still very much early days in his football career, he has already won 13 pieces of silverware, including four league titles and two Champions Leagues. Let’s hope he continues to fill his trophy cabinet during his time as a Chelsea player.

Born to score goals

Morata’s goalscoring record is often what people use against him, but last season he displayed the predatorial instincts that all world-class strikers have. He made the most of his opportunities, which will be great to see from a Chelsea perspective – we had to suffer through four years of Fernando Torres!

Here’s several more reasons why we should be optimistic about Morata’s arrival, in case 500 of my words were not convincing enough for you.

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Jose
Jose
3 years ago

Welcome to the best club

young splash
young splash
3 years ago

Comment:morata na u oooooo

Moses John
Moses John
3 years ago

Welcome the young talent guy, we love u

Felix Yeboah
Felix Yeboah
3 years ago

Morata is a good buy for Chelsea. He is technically gifted on the ball more than Costa and really he an instinct to scoring goals. Welcome to the blues Alvaro.

Young muller
Young muller
3 years ago

Morata it gonna be a hit back to back from Real Madrid to Chelsea jar bless you more goals boy 💋💋💋

Mr Mek
Mr Mek
3 years ago

Welcome to Chelsea Morata

ben
ben
3 years ago

Comment:welcome too Stamford bridge happy too be a Chelsea family

turkson tagoe
turkson tagoe
3 years ago

I really love this man since he was in juventus before coming to madrid.And i really thank chelsea for making this move comes true.BLUES FOREVER !!!!

ALFAMI
ALFAMI
3 years ago

We the fans are with you.

Malik Anthony
Malik Anthony
3 years ago

Comment You’re welcome to Chelsea. Morata

Cyrus
Cyrus
3 years ago

gud buy in morata for CFC.

RAPH MANAGER
RAPH MANAGER
3 years ago

A good buy for Chelsea, a player that has tihe meltallity of scoring goals, good one for Chelsea

SAMSON
SAMSON
3 years ago

morata is a very good finisher,good turnin mentality

Okwuchukwu Samuel Nwaije
Okwuchukwu Samuel Nwaije
3 years ago

I Really Love Him, I’ve Been Following Him Right From Juventus And Am Convince Enough He Will Do Extrem Well In Our Darling Club Chelseafc, Congratulations To Cfc.