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Chelsea flop Alvaro Morata has aimed a dig at Chelsea by describing his permanent move to Atletico Madrid as the best thing that happened to him.
The 26-year-old striker completed a £58million switch to Atletico Madrid earlier this month after initially joining the club on loan in January.
The Spaniard struggled during his time at Chelsea, scoring just 24 goals in 72 appearances at Stamford Bridge after he was signed from Real Madrid in 2017 as replacement for Diego Costa.
Chelsea fans were unimpressed with the striker during his time at Stamford Bridge, with his commitment and mentality questioned after each game.
Morata told EFE via The Sun: “Atletico are the best thing that could have happened to me.
“It would mean so much to me to win titles with Atleti, even more than anything I’ve won in the past because this is different.
“Big players have left, especially big characters.
“I wish they could still be here, but everyone has their own circumstances and has their own trajectory.
“[New Barcelona star Antoine Griezmann?] He is a top, top player. I don’t need to tell you how big he is.
“He’s been one of the best players that Atleti have had in recent times.”
Meanwhile, Bayern Munich are refusing to give up on signing Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi.
According to Daily Mail, They are expected to make a new £45million bid this week for the 18-year-old. That figure represents £10m increase on the offer they made on transfer deadline day in January.
Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic reaffirmed his club’s interest in signing Hudson-Odoi recently and the Bundesliga champions have been undeterred in their pursuit, despite new manager Frank Lampard’s insistence that he wants the 18-year-old to be central to his plans at Chelsea.
Lampard revealed after his appointment as Chelsea boss that he will sit down with Hudson-Odoi and attempt to convince him that he can be a long-term star at Chelsea.