Spain international Alvaro Morata has said that he is pleased to be making a comeback to La Liga with Atletico Madrid. The Chelsea striker is scheduled to have a medical with the Europa League holders on Sunday and thereafter, the club are expected to announce his signing on an initial loan contract.
He said: “I’m happy to be in Madrid. I’ve been waiting for many days. I’m super happy and I want everything to be finalised, to start and train with my colleagues. The people who have always been with me know how I feel today, how the last days have been. It’s normal for people to have their thoughts [about playing for Atletico after Real Madrid], I know what I can do. I started playing at Atletico. People who know where I come from, they know my history and what this means to me. The past is the past, I am proud of that.”
Morata has gone through a tough 18-month period at Chelsea where he has been guilty of missing golden chances on goal but his fortunes could change with the homecoming. Former Blues striker Diego Costa has struggled for form during the current campaign due to fitness concerns and there are suggestions that Morata could start upfront alongside Antoine Griezmann.
The marksman is currently undergoing a medical with the Madrid giants and he could potentially make his debut when the Capital outfit face Real Betis on the road next weekend. Atleti are currently second on the league table, five points behind table-toppers and reigning champions Barcelona.