Chelsea’s record signing, Alvaro Morata has finally made his debut for the club after completing a big money move to the English champions.
The striker was introduced in the 62nd minute in an International Championship Cup held in Singapore, in a game between the German champions Bayern Munich and Chelsea.
Morata 24, signed from his boyhood club real Madrid for a fee of £58 million but could rise to £70million. He is now Chelsea’s most expensive player as well as the most expensive Spanish player in the premier league, after Fernando Torres broke that record when he moved from Liverpool to Stamford Bridge in 2011 for £50 million.
Morata scored 20 goals and provided five assists in 39 games in all competitions for Real Madrid last season.
After earning a corner kick deep into the second half Cesc Fabregas delivered a cross that fizzled off Morata, into the path of striker Micthy Bastuayi who slotted home with a cool finish.
Morata was clad in the widely proclaimed cursed number 9 shirt.
However, Alvaro Morata showed glimpses of breaking the no.9 jinx with a bright start after assisting on his debut.
Morata will hope to start when Chelsea locks horns with International Milan in the ongoing International Champions Cup.
By Derrick Ayim|TV3 Sports|Ghana