Former Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata joined Chelsea for £58 million recently after passing the club’s medicals.
The Spaniard is set to lead the attack line when the season begins. Morata says he wants to succeed in the role after watching former strikers like Didier Drogba, Fernando Torres and Andriy Shevchenko feature in the same capacity.
“When I was little I saw Didier Drogba, Andriy Shevchenko, Fernando Torres and thought probably in a few years I will take this place, and now it is the dream to take the Chelsea number 9 shirt. I can’t wait to play at Stamford Bridge and in the Premier League,” the former Juve star said.
The striker is likely to feature in the International Champions Cup against Bayern Munich. He said he is in a good condition but that he travelled from afar and is a little tired. He promised to give everything when he plays.
Chelsea are still looking for buyers for outgoing striker Diego Costa whom Morata is replacing at The Bridge. Coach Antonio Conte has declared that he does not want to work with the player anymore. Many interested sides would surely reduce their valuation as they know the Blues are desperate to offload him.
Costa claimed Conte sent him a text that he wanted someone else to lead the team next term despite being the highest goalscorer in recent years. There was actually no love lost between them but the recent happenings meant Costa’s value would plummet sharply.