Alvaro Morata has moved to clarify comments attributed to him regarding his future by stating he’d sign ‘a 10-year deal’ at Chelsea.
The Spain international was quoted by Gazzetta dello Sport as saying London was ‘a compromise’ between him and his wife, due to their respective preferences for living in Italy and Spain respectively.
“We had a problem of understanding in this interview,” Morata insisted when asked if he is committed to the Premier League champions.
“If Chelsea proposed me 10 years [contract] I’d probably sign that too. I’m happy with this club, in this city, with everything in London.
“I really like London and, probably, if I make good and improve, probably I can stay here more than five years. But I need to score many goals otherwise Chelsea will buy another player. It’s normal.
“In the interview I wanted to say, probably in the future when I finish in my career, I won’t live in London. But now, at the moment, I’m very happy in London and enjoy living in London with my wife.
“Probably in the future, when I need to bring my child to the school and take up a school, when I finish my career, I’d prefer to come back to my country.
“It’s normal. For me, I prefer the place I was born. But now I’m very happy.
“When I say [London] is a stressful city, I’m only talking about the traffic and that there are a lot of people.
“But it’s an incredible city with many religions and many kinds of different people, so I really enjoy London.”