Spanish striker Álvaro Morata landed early on Saturday in Madrid to finalize his signing for Atlético de Madrid, a return to the club where he began as a child and for which he glimpsed a feeling still latent, despite being part of the neighbor and rival Real Madrid for many years, "very happy" and looking forward to the negotiation with Chelsea.
"Very happy, I'm really happy, I've been waiting for many days, I still lack recognition but I'm super happy and I really want everything to be closed, everything to start and to start training with colleagues, "he told a score of journalists who waited at the airport in the capital to collect their first statements.
The negotiation with Chelsea seems to be already closed, as confirmed by the player himself, accompanied by representatives of Atlético, in the absence of medical examination and the official announcement of the club rojiblanco. The signing of Morata by Atleti would be on loan from the London team, club for which he signed in summer 2017, leaving Madrid for 80 million euros.
Despite his white past, Morata became the number one goal of Atleti in this winter market, before the injury of Diego Costa or the low performance of Gelson Martins or Nikola Kalinic. The Madrid striker acknowledged that the past can not be changed, but he recalled that his beginnings as a child were like rojiblanco.
"The people who have always been with me He knows how I feel today and how I will feel tomorrow, and how the last days have been. It is normal for people to have their thoughts but what I can do on my part I know what it is and I am very clear about that, "he said, one day when from the Metropolitan Wanda there were minor chants against his signing, answered even with whistles by a majority.
"I started playing at Atleti and people who know where I come from know my story and what this means to me. I know it is true that the past is the past, it can not be changed, I am very proud of it and from now on I hope it will close tomorrow, because recognition is lacking, that there is no problem to start, "added Morata. , without being a secret, was the taste of his new coach.
In addition, the imminent athletic player said that Real Madrid supporters who do not share their arrival to the neighboring club, will have to understand that "this is football." In addition to white and 'blue', Morata wore the shirt of Juventus two seasons, where he signed important goals as expected 'Cholo' in a course of great goals for Atleti, with the final of the 'Champions' in the Metropolitan.