Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has become a father after his wife Alice Campello delivered twins Alessandro and Leonardo this weekend.
Morata announced the news on Instagram on Sunday.
He wrote: “And the day arrived … July 29, 2018, a day I will never forget. The wait has been long, very long. It has been only 9 months but for us it has been like 3 years.
“I have no words to thank you Alice, thank you for making me the most beautiful and incredible gift in the world. Every day since I know you I thank God for having put you in my way, you are the cornerstone of my life.
“These months you have fought like a lioness, I can not be more proud of you; nights in the hospital, dehydrated days, whole days together in bed without being able to move… but in the end the day arrived, it arrived and everything was worth it.
“Welcome to the world Alessandro and Leonardo. I only ask that you have health and be happy with the love that is breathed in our house, in our family.
“Finally I want to thank the doctors, here and there who have helped us in these hard months, and especially to all the people who work in the hospital dell’Angelo for their kindness and sensitivity.”