Alvaro Morata says leaving Real Madrid for Chelsea to him, felt like he was leaving home.
Morata scored 15 goals in the La Liga for Real Madrid, but could only manage 14 starts at the team.
He was a product of the youth system and has already spent two seasons at Juventus, before returning to Spain after a buyback clause.
Morata has now left the club for Chelsea in search of first team football.
“Today is a special day, different…” Morata wrote on Twitter. “There are many things I would like to say now, there are many feelings, many memories that now gather in my head.
“Today my second spell at Real Madrid finishes, today a new phase of my career begins. I’m sure that some will not understand my decision, others will certainly not support it… but in the end that’s what it is, my decision. A decision well thought through and considered.
“I’m leaving home, because that’s how I feel at Real Madrid. I’m going with the clear conscience of someone who gave everything in every training session, in every minute in which I was lucky enough to wear the shirt, with the calm of having been important in an amazing year in which we lifted four trophies, a year that I’m sure neither you nor I will ever forget…”
“I only have words of thanks for Real Madrid. I’m the player that I am now thanks to this club,” the striker continued. “I want to make the most of these lines of my farewell, which cannot be done in any other way, in order to say thank you: thank you to the president for having understood my vision, for understanding that I’ve made a decision and for respecting it.
“Thank you also to the coaching staff for everything they have helped me and supported me with, I am a better player than a year ago and it’s thanks to them. Thank you also to my team-mates, with whom I shared an amazing season. Thank you to each and every one of the employees of the club who worked hard every day to make life easier for the players.
“And thank you, of course, to the fans, because since my return you have made me feel loved and valued, because you’ve always been there, from my presentation until the last night at Cibeles… Lastly, and most importantly, thank you to my wife, thank you to my family, to my agent and my friends, who are always there and never let you down.”