Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has spoken about the chances of a return to Real Madrid.
Having returned to Real Madrid after a stint with Juventus in 2016, the striker scored an impressive 20 goals in 43 games last season.
And, whilst his efforts in the first team were commendable and helped Madrid to La Liga and Champions League success – boss Zinedine Zidane could not promise him more first team starts and a move away from Santiago Bernabeu materialised.
Along with the likes of Manchester United and AC Milan, Chelsea were consistent with their interest and a £58m move was agreed in July.
Now, having been in superb form for the Stamford Bridge outfit, talk of Madrid’s frustration at allowing him to leave has forced claims that a move back to the Spanish capital.
And, whilst on international duty with Spain, Morata has discussed such claims – adding that he would return if given adequate playing time.
“Of course I would return to Real Madrid, but it’s complicated,” Morata told Spanish radio station Cadena Ser’s main football programme El Larguero.
“I told the coach I wanted to play more. That I wanted to go is foolishness. I felt important for Madrid, but I wanted to play in the Champions League knockout stages.
“I’ve never said a bad word of Madrid nor will I say it. Always I wish them the best. I’m a fan of Madrid but a Chelsea player.”
Meanwhile, over in Madrid – Zidane is looking ahead to the January transfer window and beyond; making a tentative move for Athletic Bilbao keeper Kepa and reports also claim Neymar could be set for a sensational move from Paris Saint Germain.