New Chelsea striker, Alvaro Morata, has said it was “destiny” that he was going to play under Antonio Conte.
The Premier League champions shelled out a club-record £67million, to land the Spaniard from Real Madrid last week.
Morata, who will wear the No.9 shirt at Stamford Bridge, missed the opportunity to play for Conte in 2014 when he spent a year at Juventus.
Conte left the Serie A giants to take over the Italian national team, just four days before Morata’s move from Real Madrid was confirmed. Morata spent two years with Juve, before Real activated their buyback clause to take him back to the Bernabeu.
“I know Antonio wanted me in the past and I really want to work with Antonio, and finally destiny put us together,” Morata told chelseafc.com.
“I can’t wait to play for him and for Chelsea and to win together.
“It was disappointing in 2014 when he went to Italy, but I played well and had a good year at Juventus, but I really want to work with this coach and finally I can.
“I know his work, the staff. I know it is a lot of tactics and I really like this game and I know how to play with this system.”