Following Eden Hazard’s move to Real Madrid, Chelsea have lost another player to the Spanish La Liga. The Blues who sold their most prized asset to the Los Blancos this summer will have also have to do without the services of Alvaro Morata after Atletico Madrid announced they have decided to extend his loan deal for another season with the option to make it permanent.
Morata spent the last six months on loan at the Wanda Metropolitano from Chelsea. The former Real Madrid star joined Chelsea in 2017 but has struggled to hit the ground running. As a result, he was loaned out to the Los Rojiblancos in January.
Although the loan was for six months, the former La Liga champions have now decided to extend the loan deal for a season with the option to make it permanent.
📝 | Agreement with @ChelseaFC over the transfer of @AlvaroMorata from July 1, 2020. The striker will play at our club on loan this season and the move will become permanent ahead of the 2020-2021 season
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— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) July 6, 2019
A statement on their website read: Atlético de Madrid and Chelsea FC have reached an agreement over the transfer of Álvaro Morata from July 1, 2020. The Spanish striker will play at our club on loan this season, as was agreed when he joined Atlético de Madrid in the January transfer window, and the move will become permanent at the beginning of the 2020-21 season.
Morata made his debut at our club on Feb. 3 against Betis. Since then, the Spaniard has played 17 games and scored six goals.