Alvaro and out! Sarri announces Spanish star asked for Chelsea deal ‘a month ago’

Maurizio Sarri has revealed Alvaro Morata asked to leave Chelsea last month.

Morata was tipped to become a top striker for us when he moved from Real Madrid for £57 million and his start to life at Stamford Bridge seemed to start with a bang. But he has since failed to make the impression that many had hoped and Sarri decided to make the move for Gonzalo Higuaín.

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And after acquiring the Argentine on a loan deal, Sarri has revealed that the £57 million signing asked to leave the club over a month ago, telling the Sky Sports website: ‘I think that Morata is a very good player. I think that Morata has the characteristics for playing in my team.

‘But Morata, one month ago, said he wanted to play in another team. So it was really very difficult for him to give us the 100 per cent for his mental situation.

‘But I think that Morata is potentially a very important player. From the physical and technical point of view, he is a very good player and suitable for my football.

‘The situation changed in the last month. So we needed to change. I don’t know [about the transfer market]. As you know very well, I don’t want to follow the market day by day. I don’t know the actual situation.

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‘Morata told me 10 days ago that there was an opportunity in Spain, but I don’t know where.

‘We have some problems in scoring. Higuain usually is able to score 25 or 30 goals every season. But, as I told you before, in the market in January it’s very difficult to secure a very important striker.

‘Gonzalo was in a situation that we could try to buy him, and so we decided to try for Higuain.’

Here is what we think.

A move away will do the Spaniard the world of good, he was a massive flop here.


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