Chelsea’s Latest Signing vs Alvaro Morata: Who Would Have Been The Better Choice For The Blues?

Antonio Conte will be managing Chelsea FC in the upcoming season and will look to implement his tactics at Stamford Bridge. The former Juventus manager wants to win titles with the Blues in the near future and has been trying his best to get in some quality players, in order to strengthen his current squad. One area of the team that needs additional reinforcements judging from last season’s performances is the front-line.

Spain international Diego Costa is also expected to return back home to Madrid in the current transfer window, which could urge Conte to add more attacking options.

The English giants have already signed Michy Batshuayi recently from Ligue 1 outfit Marseille for a fee of around £33m(expected), who can not just be a backup to Costa, but could play alongside the Brazilian born attacker if he decides to stay back in London.

The Belgian forward scored 23 goals for the French side in all competitions last term and netted in Belgium’s last-16 win over Hungary at the Euros. He has looked really good in recent times and has caught the attention of a host of top European clubs, including the west Londoners.

One other option that the Premier League giants could have signed was Spain international Alvaro Morata, who returned to the newly crowned champions of Europe, Real Madrid recently.

 

The 23 year old star striker was being linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, with some of the club’s domestic rivals interested in acquiring his services as well. Zinedine Zidane’s side will cash in on their attacker, if Chelsea are ready to shell out a fee of £64m for their target.

Considering all the facts it would seem that Conte has already got the better deal for his new club, as Batshuayi is not just in better form, but was signed for nearly half the fee.

In the Serie A, Morata was not given regular action and used as a substitute more often. Despite his 34 appearances in the league, he barely played 1484 minutes and scored 7 times.

Further, Batshuayi made 36 appearances in the top flight of French football and managed to score 17 times, in the 2936 minutes that he played. He has been a more regular star and has the momentum with him as well.

Morata did score for Spain in the tournament in France, though he looked rusty and needs regular action. The fact remains that Zidane will not be able to offer him that at the Bernabeu any time soon and it will be best for him to leave Los Blancos and move on with his career.

However, the price tag to his name will not help his cause and it does not seem advisable for Chelsea to spend so much money on Morata, unless Costa does leave and they are desperate for reinforcements.

Written by Nitish Bhan

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