Alvaro Morata Regrets Leaving Real Madrid For Chelsea Instead Of Man Utd - Shock Report
ALVARO MORATA reportedly regrets leaving Real Madrid for Chelsea instead of Manchester United back in the summer.
Morata has endured a difficult first season at Chelsea after signing from Real Madrid back in the summer.
The Spain international ended up at Stamford Bridge following Los Blancos’ refusal to sell him to Manchester United.
United wanted him to be their No 9 but, tired of Real stringing them along, secretly negotiated for Romelu Lukaky under the radar.
And Spanish outlet Don Balon claim Morata regrets leaving the Bernabeu for Chelsea.
The striker has hit a respectable 12 goals from 36 appearances across all competitions.
But the last of those came back in December, when he found the net in a 2-0 victory over Brighton.
Morata has gone 12 games without a goal and picked up five bookings in the time since – including one red.
Don Balon say, though, the striker feels better times at Chelsea may lie ahead.
The Spaniard supposedly wants the west London giants to part company with Antonio Conte.
And he could be joined in the capital by former Real team-mate Isco.
He reportedly has an offer to move to London, though no club is specifically mentioned.
Meanwhile, Chelsea hero Frank Lampard would love to see Morata face Barcelona in the Champions League tonight (7.45pm).
“It is for big occasions like this that Chelsea bought Morata from Real Madrid for £58m last summer in the first place,” he told the Evening Standard.
“There is obviously a question over whether coach Antonio Conte will play with a striker or revert back to the ‘false nine’ he used in the first leg.
“I would certainly consider picking Morata to lead the line with Eden Hazard and Willian behind.
“The striker has to play better than he has done in recent weeks.
“He needs to be physically stronger and hold the ball up more. He has the physical attributes and technical ability to do this.
“But what Morata can also provide is a target for Chelsea players to aim at and someone who can run in behind.
“He can do that job more naturally than Hazard, who without the responsibility of playing up front can get more involved in the game himself.”