ALVARO MORATA has finally become Chelsea’s club-record signing in a £65million switch.
The Real Madrid hitman arrived at Heathrow yesterday with his agent and wife Alice Campello before heading off to sign a five-year deal worth £160,000 a week.
After signing for Blues, Morata said: “I am so happy to be here. It’s an incredible emotion to be part of this big club.
“I am looking to work hard, score as many goals as I can and to win as many trophies as possible.”
Technical director Michael Emenalo added: “We are delighted to complete Alvaro’s signing and welcome him to the club.
“We believe he can make a great impact for Chelsea and look forward to seeing him in action.
“Alvaro has proven class at the highest level and his quality will be a huge asset to Antonio and the squad.”
The Spanish international said his goodbyes to team-mates yesterday and was given a round of applause as he left training on Real’s US tour.
The deal smashes the £50m Blues paid to sign Fernando Torres in 2011 and with Morata admitting he has asked the Atletico hitman for tips on succeeding at Stamford Bridge.
And it comes as a second boost of the week for Blues fans, after Antonio Conte signed a fresh two-year deal on improved terms.
Morata had already hailed the Italian as the key factor in his decision to join Blues.
“It is one of the best leagues in the world and I am so happy to be here.
“I spoke with (Cesar) Azpilicueta and he told me everything is OK here.”