£45m-rated star hints at shock Chelsea exit

Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata has suggested that he will not stick around for too long in the Premier League as he does not like living in London.

Morata, 25, signed a five-year contract with Chelsea during the summer upon his arrival from Spanish and European champions Real Madrid.

In an interview with the Italian press, however, Morata has revealed that he does not see himself living in London for too long due to the ‘stress’ that comes with being in the capital.

The Spain international, who is valued at £45m by transfermarkt.co.uk, has also hinted that he will look to eventually secure a return to Italian football, having never wanted to leave Juventus in the first place.

Indeed, Real Madrid activated their buy-back option to re-sign Morata from Juventus in the summer of 2016, but Los Blancos then sold him to Chelsea just one year later.

Morata told La Gazzetta dello Sport:

“I’m fine. I live in downtown Chelsea. London fascinates me with its multi-ethnicity, the coexistence of cultures and religions.

“But I do not see myself living here for very long. Too much, too much stress, too many metropolises.

“Italy for a Spaniard is the best country to live. You have everything: beauty, history, art, cooking, fashion. I would never have left Italy and Juve.”

Morata has scored seven times in 13 appearances in all competitions for Chelsea this season – including six in nine Premier League matches.

 


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