Morata reacts after leaving Chelsea for Atletico Madrid

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Alvaro Morata has made his Atletico Madrid move permanent after initially joining the club on loan in January.

Morata scored six goals in 17 games last season while on loan in the Spanish capital and Atletico have now agreed a permanent deal for the 26-year-old.

The Spain international joined Chelsea from Real Madrid in 2017 for a then-club record of £58m but struggled to adapt to life in the Premier League, scoring 24 times in 72 appearances.

After his move to Atletico Madrid was confirmed, Morata took to Twitter to declare himself ‘happy’ to be remaining with Diego Simeone’s side.

He said: “Happy. It’s official. Now I will have time to return with work and goals all the effort of the club and the affection of the fans. Thank you!!!”

“We would like to thank Alvaro for his contribution and wish him the best of luck for the future,” Chelsea said in a statement confirming Morata’s transfer.

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