Why Morata needs to remain at Chelsea & rejects Juve- Crespo

EPL By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 16/05/2018

Alvaro Morata, Chelsea FC

Former Chelsea striker Hernan Crespo has revealed why Alvaro Morata should remain at Stamford Bridge for next season.

The 25-year-old has a difficult debut season with the dethroned Premier League Champions following his club-record £60 million moves from La Liga giants Real Madrid last summer.

Morota has gone on to scored 15 goals in all competition for Chelsea but the Spain international has struggled for form and fitness during the course of the campaign and Serie A Champions want to bring the striker back to Allianz Stadium club next season.

The Argentine who won the Premier League title in Jose Mourinho first spell at Chelsea and Crespo says that Champions League and La Liga winner should stay in west London if he is happy at the club.

"I think he is a great player,” Crespo, who returns to play at Stamford Bridge on Friday as Chelsea Legends face Inter Forever. “He is a young player who has a lot of trophies already.

"However, you need to be patient. He has shown he is a very good striker, but normally when you play in a big team it is difficult to be at a high level for the whole year. In the past, the same thing happened at Juventus, but that is because he is young.

"He can be the future of Chelsea but it depends on him. It is important to see if he is happy. If he is happy at Chelsea and he can show his best in this team then it would be great for everyone, but if he wants to come back to Juventus and make another experience then we will see.

"It is different than my experience at Chelsea because I was older than him. I had already been past my best level. The Premier League at that time wasn’t the best in the world. Now it is. At that time, when I played, Serie A was actually the best. Then, AC Milan called me, the second time was Inter.

"It was difficult for me to adapt that way around. If you want me to offer my personal opinion, I say stay at Chelsea! Show your best there because you play in the best league in the world. Chelsea can win the league again. They have big decisions to make, to go with Conte or not.

"For the players, though, everything is clear for their futures, it is down to them to choose. I think he should stay and that’s regardless of the manager, but you never know, whoever the manager is may have other ideas." Crespo told Goal.

Morata will be hoping to win his first silverware for Chelsea as the Blues battle Manchester United in the Emirate FA Cup on Saturday at Wembley.