Having completed a move to Juventus over the weekend, striker Alvaro Morata penned an open letter of thanks to Real Madrid.
In bidding farewell to the club that developed him, the forward also had a letter of thanks run on Madrid’s official website.
“I would like to thank you for everything you have given me since I arrived at Real Madrid,” Morata has written in the note.
“I joined this club as a boy and you have looked after me and nurtured me like a family. I go away with the affection of the fans, who always supported me, in the good and the not-so-good times. I go away with the friendship and professionalism of my teammates and Coaches, every last one of them; all of them are an essential part of my career and helped me grow from day to day to become what I am.
“In my heart I have the affection of all the people who work at this club, especially those at Ciudad Real Madrid, where I was welcomed like a son six years ago and they educated me and trained me with the same zeal as if they were my parents.
“I want to thank the chairman, Florentino Pérez, and his Board of Directors, who have always backed and supported me, and who have now allowed me begin a new adventure at another legendary club of European football.
“From the first day I felt equally as passionate about this shirt whether in defeat or victory. I go away with the values of this club: camaraderie, solidarity, hard work, dedication... and always fighting to the end, as we were taught by the great legends of Real Madrid, especially Alfredo Di Stéfano. His final match was also the last one I played in this shirt and I will never forget that.
“I don't know what I leave for each of you and for Real Madrid. I just want you to know that I gave everything always because it's what this club demands and why it is so great.
“An infinite and eternal hug for all at Real Madrid.