& # 39; He has been a top player for years and would be very welcome & # 39 ;: Jordi Alba insists that Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata is greeted with open arms at the Nou Camp
- Jordi Alba insists that Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata should be welcome in Barcelona
- Speculation arose, the Catalan giants consider a move in January for him
- Morata has struggled to regularly perform first-team actions at Stamford Bridge
Max Winters for Mailonline
The defender of Barcelona, Jordi Alba, has insisted that Alvaro Morata & # 39; very welcome & # 39; would be in the club after speculation emerged. The Catalan giants consider a move in January for him.
Morata has had a hard time finding a spot in the first team at Stamford Bridge since she arrived in Real Madrid in the summer of 2017.
And while he continues to flatter to deceive under Maurizio Sarri, he can quickly fall out of favor and set out for the exit.
Barcelona-defender Jordi Alba has insisted that Alvaro Morata & # 39; very welcome & # 39; would be in the club
Alba maintains that Morata is a top player & # 39; is that he welcomes him at the Nou Camp
Morata's agents had contact with the leaders of La Liga about a possible deal in January for the Spanish international, according to The Mirror.
They report that moving a loan until the end of the season is the most likely course of action, with the possibility of making it permanent in the summer.
Alba maintains that Morata is a top player & # 39; is that he would welcome him with open arms at the Nou Camp.
"Morata is a player I really appreciate, he has been a top player for years now," he said Thursday.
& # 39; In the end, it's the clubs [decision] if they want to sign it or not, as with any other player.
& # 39; If the rumors are true, he would be very welcome, like all new players [are]. & # 39;
Morata (left) has failed to command a first-team spot under Maurizio Sarri on Chelsea
The Spaniard has only scored five times in 14 league matches so far this season
The 26-year-old regularly seeks football from the first team, which he does not get at Chelsea.
Olivier Giroud has been preferred over the past few weeks, while Eden Hazard played a central role in the victory over Manchester City last weekend.
Barcelona seeks coverage for Luis Suarez, who is being treated for a knee injury that could limit his availability in the course of the campaign.
The Catalan giants have a shortage of central options in the front three, with the first reserve Munir not firing and Ousmane Dembele and Lionel Messi could be better used in large areas.
Morata can be an unpopular choice given his history, after he came through the Real Madrid academy.
Although it is not uncommon for a player to change Nou Camp and Bernabeu, it is not a regular occurrence.