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.