Jose Mourinho has shared his thoughts on Chelsea signing Alvaro Morata from Manchester United in the summer transfer window.
The Spanish forward was heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford with many believing a deal had already been agreed, however, after a move collapsed after both clubs failed to agree on a fee.
Man United turned their attention to signing Romelu Lukaku from Everton, leaving Morata with no choice but to join Chelsea as he hopes of picking up more game time in the Premier League ahead of the next World Cup.
Speaking about a move, Mourinho gave his opinion on the situation.
“I’m not interested in what Chelsea FC does, really,” he said.
“We needed a striker, so yes, we needed with Zlatan in his best conditions, we needed one to give cover, give options, him and Marcus was not enough, especially after the injury and we got a big player, a player that i can compare with what he was a few years ago, because he worked with me for a few months and his development was very good.
“We have a player who is now a top player. You have to prove it at the highest level, he has to do it for United, in Champions League matches but he has amazing qualities.
“Chelsea it was obvious they were going to sign a striker after the situation with the manager and striker.”
He would have been a top player at Old Trafford and it’s just a shame that Real Madrid were trying to squeeze United for every penny.
We’ve got a great signing in Lukaku as he’s Premier League proven, 24, and has plenty of time to become a top player under Mourinho.