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Atletico's Morata on Real Madrid past: 'Not even Jesus Christ was liked by everyone.'

Atletico Madrid forward Alvaro Morata accepts his Real Madrid past is a problem for some Rojiblanco fans, but "not even Jesus Christ was liked by everyone."

Morata joined Atletico from Chelsea in January on an 18 month-loan deal, with some supporters at the Wanda Metropolitano having protested against the idea, but coach Diego Simeone stood firm in his wish to bring the Spain international back to his boyhood club.

Speaking to AS before facing Juventus, another former club, in Wednesday's Champions...

Atletico Madrid 'warrior' Costa compatible with new arrival Morata - Simeone

Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa will undergo a foot operation
Diego Costa is set to return for Atletico Madrid at the weekend after more than two months on the sidelines.

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has welcomed back "warrior" Diego Costa after the striker was cleared to play on Friday after more than two months out with a foot injury, giving his stumbling side a huge boost at a crucial stage of the season.

The Atleti boss also said he thinks Costa and new arrival Alvaro Morata are compatible if deployed together in the right way.

"Costa is a beast, he's raring to go, he's ambitious and as everyone knows, he's a warrior," Simeone told a news conference.


Morata: Choosing Atletico amid Barcelona, Bayern Munich links was 'very easy'

Craig Burley breaks down what Gonzalo Higuain will offer Chelsea that Alvaro Morata couldn't during his time at Stamford Bridge.

Alvaro Morata has insisted that joining boyhood club Atletico Madrid on loan from Chelsea was a "very easy" decision despite reported interest from Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

Morata, 26, is hoping to restart his career back at home in the Spanish capital after an unsuccessful 18 months at Stamford Bridge following his £60 million move from Real Madrid.

- Lowe: Why Morata needs his move back to Spain

A brief presentation ceremony at the Wanda Metropolitano had a heavy emphasis on his time...

Why Alvaro Morata is coming back to Spain after years of struggle at Juventus, Chelsea

Alvaro Morata is coming home, back to where it all began: to a place where he can be happy. His place. That's the hope, anyway, and for all the doubts, for all the dark days, the hope is never entirely extinguished. Not so long ago, Morata said it would have been "easy" to have left Chelsea in the summer; now, it appears that he is about to actually do so. He had been offered to a handful of clubs in search of a solution, and there is optimism now that his destination has been confirmed: he's...

Chelsea's Morata passes medical, closes in on Atletico Madrid loan

The FC panel examine which team would win out if Gonzalo Higuain goes to Chelsea, Alvaro Morata joins Atletico Madrid and Krzysztof Piatek moves to Milan.

Spain striker Alvaro Morata said on Sunday he had passed a medical at Atletico Madrid, with a loan move to the La Liga side from Chelsea expected to be confirmed imminently.

"Everything went well, thank God," Morata told reporters as he left the Clinica Universidad de Navarra medical centre in Madrid, having flown to the Spanish capital on Saturday.

Morata, who came through Atletico's youth academy before switching to local rivals Real Madrid, will sign an 18-month loan deal, Spanish media reports...

Chelsea's Morata leaves for Atletico Madrid on 18-month loan deal

Craig Burley breaks down what Gonzalo Higuain will offer Chelsea that Alvaro Morata couldn't during his time at Stamford Bridge.
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Alvaro Morata has completed a move to Atletico Madrid from Chelsea on an initial loan deal until the end of the 2019/20 season.

Former Real Madrid and Juventus forward Morata, 26, is returning to the Spanish capital after an 18-month spell in London, and completed a medical on Sunday morning.

The deal was confirmed by Atletico on Monday although the La Liga club gave no details of any agreement with Chelsea for what happens after June 2020.

"I feel a lot of excitement," Morata said on the Atletico...