Alvaro Morata finally signs for Atletico Madrid on 18-month loan deal

Alvaro Morata finally signs for Atletico Madrid on 18-month loan deal

- Alvaro Morata has signed for Spanish top division side Atletico Madrid

- The 25-year-old has struggled for form with Chelsea in the last 18 months

- The 18-month loan deal has an option of being made permanent in the summer

Alvaro Morata is set to begin a new stint in his playing career as he joins Atletico Madrid on a one and half year loan deal.

The Spanish side will give Morata the chance to prove himself with an option to sign a permanent deal for the remainder of the this campaign and the entirety of next season.

The Spanish striker joined Chelsea 18 months ago for a club record but has struggled to find his form in the Premier League.

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The former Real Madrid forward has failed to find the back of the net since last November and has been usually been left out of matchday squads by Maurizio Sarri.

The Stamford Bridge outfit have been eager to offload the misfiring striker to create room for Gonzalo Higauin who arrived from Juventus.

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It is understood Morata will play at the Wanda Metropolitano on loan with an option to make the deal permanent during the summer based on performances.

Diego Simeone has been desperate to add another attacker to his line up with Diego Costa currently struggling for form and fitness.

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The 25-year-old had two spells at the Santiago Bernabeu and enjoyed an impressive season in 2016-17 before moving to Chelsea.

Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Alvaro Morata has traveled to Spain together with his wife and twins ahead of his loan move to Spanish giants Atletico Madrid from Chelsea.

Morata fell out of favor this season at Chelsea under new manager Maurizio Sarri, and the signing of Argentine Gonzalo Huguain means the Spaniard had to leave Stamford Bridge. ( -> We have updated to serve you better.

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