Chelsea's Alvaro Morata to join Atletico Madrid at end of next season

AFP London, UK Jul 06, 2019, 05.46 PM(IST)

File photo of Alvaro Morata. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Morata scored 24 goals in 72 appearances for Chelsea after joining from Real Madrid in 2017

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata will join Atletico Madrid on a permanent deal at the end of the 2019/20 season, the Premier League club announced on Saturday.

The 26-year-old is in the middle of a two-year loan spell with the La Liga side and will remain in the Spanish capital when it is completed.

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The Spain international scored 24 goals in 72 appearances for the Blues after joining from Real Madrid in 2017.