Morata lists three reasons why he chose Chelsea over Manchester United
Alvaro Morata has listed the three reasons as to why he chose a move to Chelsea over Manchester United.
Following a return to Real Madrid from Juventus, the Spaniard failed to settle and was sold to the Blues for £58million only a year later.
Throughout the summer, the 25-year-old was heavily linked with a move to United and even appeared to dye his hair red ahead of a potential switch.
But speaking before Chelsea’s Champions League group clash against Roma, Morata revealed that a move to the Stamford Bridge was on the cards as early as spring.
“I came here because there was a coach like Antonio Conte,” Morata told Gazetta dello Sport . “We started talking about my eventual transfer last spring and I finally came to London.
“I’m in debt with Conte. He had taken me for Juve and then left for Italy. When I knew he wanted me, I didn’t think twice.”
“There were a number of favourable situations,” he added. “The first was the coach: I knew Conte and I had no trouble finding myself in his football ideas.
“The second is the environment: I was very well received by my companions. The presence of a Spanish enclave, with Azplicueta, Alonso, Fabregas and Pedro, made things simpler.
“The third is my wife Alice Campello: she followed me to London.”