Atletico Madrid sign Morata on loan from Chelsea

 

Atletico Madrid sign Morata on loan from Chelsea
Alvaro Morata to a team with forwards including Antoine Griezmann, Victor "Vitolo" Machin, Nikola Kalinic and Diego Costa

Madrid - Morata signed with Atletico on Monday

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Published: Mon 28 Jan 2019, 10:09 PM

Last updated: Tue 29 Jan 2019, 12:12 AM

Atletico Madrid have signed striker Alvaro Morata on an 18-month loan from Chelsea, ending his miserable stay in English soccer following a club-record move from Real Madrid for $75 million. 
Morata signed with Atletico on Monday, bringing him back to the club where he started playing as a child. The 26-year-old Spaniard passed his medical exam on Sunday in Madrid. 
Morata played in Atletico's youth program before joining Real Madrid's academy in 2008. He eventually became a first-team player for Real Madrid and helped them win two Champions League titles. 
His links to Real Madrid caused some Atletico fans to protest against the transfer. Part of the crowd attending the team's 2-0 win over Getafe on Saturday criticised the player's signing. 
Morata returns to the Spanish league after a disappointing year-and-a-half with Chelsea. 
He arrives to a team with forwards including Antoine Griezmann, Victor "Vitolo" Machin, Nikola Kalinic and Diego Costa. 
On Sunday, Atletico said they agreed to loan Portugal forward Gelson Martins to Monaco for the remainder of the season. 
Atletico trail Spanish league leaders Barcelona by five points after 21 matches. They will face Juventus in the last 16 of the Champions League on Feb. 20.
 


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