Alvaro Morata’s signature was extremely sought after last summer and the Spaniard may find himself regretting his decision to return to Real Madrid, after Zinedine Zidane’s side activated a buy-back clause in his contract with Juventus.
Since returning to the Santiago Bernabeu, Morata has found first-team opportunities extremely difficult to come by and has often been overlooked by Zidane in favour of Karim Benzema, who continues to play centrally alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.
As such, it’s expected that Morata will be on the move again this summer and reports today have suggested Real Madrid are prepared to offer the striker in a swap deal that would see Eden Hazard move the other direction.
Whilst Morata certainly wouldn’t be a replacement for Hazard on the wings, the stats show he could be extremely useful for Antonio Conte- especially if Diego Costa moves on.
In 15 La Liga appearances this season, Morata has found the net seven times and has also contributed with a further two assists. On top of that, he’s proven to be a real thorn in the side of defenders by taking 33 shots, winning 14 take-ons and creating 12 chances.
Losing Hazard would certainly be a big blow for Chelsea but Morata could end-up being the man to build the attack around in the long-term.