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Alvaro Morata might have left Chelsea since January 2019, but it is now that the Blues will reap from the sale of the Spaniard.
Chelsea signed up the striker from Real Madrid back in 2017 for the sum of £57m under Antonio Conte and he was expected to fill the boots left by Diego Costa, who had fallen out with Conte.
Morata started out well with 7 goals in his first 7 games before going on a dry spell that made his time in the Premier League difficult. Injury and a lack of form contributed to his exit from the club as he left Chelsea to join Atletico Madrid after one and a half years at Stamford Bridge.
Morata’s deal was an 18-month loan and a permanent move was only agreed in the summer of last year. This loan only comes to an end this year and the permanent contract begins ahead of the 2020/21 season.
According to Spanish publication Marca, the deal was structured so the vast majority of the money is to be paid this summer, with Chelsea due €55m (£48.5m).
Morata signed a permanent contract with Atletico Madrid until July 2023, and Lampard will be pleased with this incoming fund ahead of the summer’s transfer window.
Morata has scored 18 times in 49 games since his move to Atletico Madrid, after 24 goals in 72 appearances for Chelsea.