Alvaro Morata has admitted in a recent interview that he would always be open to a return to Real Madrid at some point in the future if Los Blancos were interested in signing him. Morata left the Santiago Bernabeu in the summer for a fee of around £70 million but the move has not turned out brilliantly so far.
The player was deemed surplus to requirements at Real Madrid as boss Zinedine Zidane could not guarantee him enough starts, with Karim Benzema often preferred in the lone striker role. There were a few teams interested in his services at the time, including Manchester United and the bid was too high for Real to turn down.
Since signing for Chelsea, things have been a mixed bag for the Spanish international. He started the season really well, scoring plenty of goals including a great hat trick against Stoke City. However, there has been plenty of criticism for his performances in recent weeks as he has missed a number of chances. Injury and suspension problems have also taken their toll.
Possible Return To Madrid
Morata is Chelsea’s record signing but their fans will not be too happy with the player’s recent quotes, stating his love for Real Madrid. When speaking to Espacio Reservado, Morata said:
‘I have to respect Chelsea who have made a great effort for me. And I’m very happy here. But Madrid is always Madrid.’
The ex-Real man is out injured with a back injury at the moment so these comments have not came at a good time for the London club. It remains to be seen whether or not Real Madrid would be interested in signing Morata once again.
Of course, Los Blancos have already let Morata go and re-signed him once before. They sold him to Juventus before activating the buy-back clause in 2016.