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Report: Morata has signed Atlético Madrid deal, to be presented in coming days

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Alvaro Morata will wear the Atlético Madrid jersey soon and has already signed the deal to return to the club.

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According to Antonio Ruiz, a journalist close to Atlético Madrid, Alvaro Morata has signed his Atlético contract and will be presented as a rojiblanco in the coming days.

The Chelsea striker has failed to recover after a poor year last year under Antonio Conte which was dogged with injuries, and new coach Maurizio Sarri has decided to grant his wish to leave.

Morata started his career with Atlético thanks to his grandmother, who was a rojiblanca. She suggested he move to the club and he did before Borja Bastón arrived and shunted him down the pecking order. He returned to Getafe, where he was born, before he moved to Real Madrid.

According to Ruiz, Barcelona fought for his signature until the last minute but ultimately failed.