Premier League champions Chelsea have announced the signing of Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid.
The 24-year-old has joined Chelsea for a fee believed to be worth £70 million and has signed a five-year contract at the club.
Morata has always been linked with an exit from Real Madrid, after he was deemed surplus to requirements.
“I am so happy to be here,” he told Chelsea’s official website. “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.”
Chelsea’s technical director Michael Emanelo added the club expect a great deal of him: “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 striker will meet with his team-mates on their pre-season tour of Asia, as they prepare to face Arsenal in Beijing on Saturday.
“I think for sure this is a good signing for us, he is a young player but has a lot of experience, he went to Juventus and Real Madrid,” Conte said of him. “He has a lot of experience and I think this is a good signing for us.”