Morata leaves Chelsea for Atletico on permanent deal

Atletico Madrid has agreed to sign Alvaro Morata from Premier League club Chelsea on a permanent basis from 2020-21.

Alvaro Morata scored 24 times in 72 appearances during his time at Chelsea.   -  Getty Images

Alvaro Morata will make a full-time switch to Atletico Madrid for the 2020-21 season after the La Liga side agreed terms with Chelsea to make his loan move permanent.

He was on loan at Atletico for the second half of last season and was due to continue there until the end of the 2019-20 campaign.

Morata joined Chelsea from Real Madrid for a then-club record of 58 million pounds ($75 million) in 2017. He never established himself as a regular starter, scoring 24 times in 72 appearances.

Morata played in Atletico’s youth program before joining Real Madrid’s academy in 2008.