The Spanish striker is now back in his homeland with Atletico, joining them on an 18-month loan deal at the end of January.
There was numerous obvious reasons that Morata ended up leaving Chelsea and winding up back in Madrid.Embed from Getty Images
The biggest was his poor form for the Stamford Bridge club, with the £60million signing in 2017 scoring just 24 goals in 72 appearances and never really playing regularly in the team.
As for heading to Atletico, Morata revealed upon signing that they were his boyhood club and how it was a dream to sign for them.
But his recent comments on a promise he made to Simeone years ago might suggest that a switch back to Spain with Atletico was always on the cards:
Surely Morata wasn’t always holding out for a move to Atletico?
The Spaniard is actually still contracted to Chelsea, with his deal not set to expire until 2022.
But he’s an Atletico player under the end of next season and the La Liga outfit may decide to make his move permanent at some point between now and then.