Chelsea fans will be “punching the air” after the club agreed a deal to sign Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, says former Blues winger Pat Nevin.
Morata, 24, will discuss personal terms and have a medical after Real accepted an offer of about £60m for him.
Chelsea had previously tried to re-sign Romelu Lukaku, but the Belgium striker instead joined Manchester United.
“It’s not the one they were left with, it’s the one they wanted, absolutely,” Nevin told BBC Radio 5 live.
The deal was announced a day after manager Antonio Conte signed an improved contract with the Premier League champions.
“I’m going to the team managed by the coach who has placed the most faith in me, and that’s great for me,” Morata told AS on Wednesday.
“It’s beginning to look like Antonio Conte’s Chelsea side,” said Nevin.
“And because he signed this new contract, it’s saying: ‘I believe in this, I want to be part of this.’ It didn’t seem like the case a couple of months ago.
“Now, mostChelsea fans will be smiling and punching the air, much the same way that I was.”
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