Álvaro Morata was transferred to Chelsea this week but he left a lot of money in the safe for Florentino Pérez to sign his new Galáctico. The Blues paid €80M for the Spaniard, so he became one of the most expensive transfers in the football history. Actually, Real Madrid have never sold a player for a similar price, so he’s beating all the records.
Los Blancos didn’t want to sell Álvaro Morata but the player wanted to leave to have more minutes. Zinedine Zidane was very happy with the forward, but, unfortunately, Morata was decided to leave the Spanish capital. Now, he’ll gather again with Antonio Conte, his coach at Juventus.
Many people wanted Morata to stay, but the forward left a lot of money in the club. Actually, he’s the most expensive sale in Real Madrid history, beating Ángel di María, who joined Manchester United for €75M. Mesut Özil left €47M when he joined Arsenal, Robinho €42M (Manchester City), Gonzalo Higuaín €39M (Napoli) and Nicolas Anelka €34,5 to PSG. It’s unknown the price of the James Rodríguez transfer to Bayern Munich.
If we talk about Spanish players, Morata has also set a new record with his transfer. Until now, the most expensive one was Fernando Torres, who joined Chelsea in January 2011 for €58,8M, paid to Liverpool. Gaizka Mendieta joined Lazio for €48M from Valencia. Manchester United paid €44M for Juan Mata and Barcelona paid €40M for David Villa to Valencia. Bayern Munich also paid €40M to Athletic Club for Javi Martínez. Atlético Madrid sold for €38M Diego Costa to Chelsea and Fernando Torres to Liverpool.
Morata is also one of the most expensive players in the history. Actually, he is in the number eight of this list. The top of the ranking is Paul Pogba, who joined Manchester United last season for €120M. Real Madrid paid €101M for Bale or €96M for Cristiano Ronaldo. Will Kylian Mbappé join this list in the summer? Perhaps Florentino Pérez is already thinking how to invest this money.