Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has revealed that he will prefer to live in Italy while talking about his decision to move to London.
The 24-year-old moved to Stamford Bridge after weeks of speculation over his future at Real Madrid where he was reduced to a fringe player despite proving his quality. The Spain international has been in an impressive form since he joined Chelsea, netting six goals and three assists in his first eight games in the Premier League.
The former Juventus star who had played under current Blues boss, Antonio Conte during their time with the Italian champions and has been entrusted with the central striking role at Chelsea which has proved fruitful. However, Morata has admitted that leaving Juve was a hard decision and will relish returning to Italy someday.
The Spaniard told Gazzetta dello Sport that growing up as a young talent in Italy helped him to become a ‘real player’ but had to return to Real Madrid where he was treated ‘like the boy I was before the two Italian seasons’.
Morata went on to talk about his relationship with Conte, which was a key factor in choosing Chelsea after holding initial talks last spring; He then revealed that living in London was a compromise between himself and his wife who preferred Spain over Italy.