Alvaro Morata looks likely to depart Real Madrid for Manchester United or AC Milan. Real Madrid haven’t offered Morata the role he had hoped at the club after they re-signed him from Juventus and he is keen to leave despite Real recently winning the Champions League . . .
In May 2017, Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata had turned down the chance to sign for Manchester United during the summer transfer window, according to reports at the time.
The Spaniard is currently being strongly linked with a summer switch having failed to earn a regular starting position at Real since returning to the Bernabeu last summer.
Man United boss Jose Mourinho is said to be a huge admirer of the Real Madrid striker.
There are reports that United’s striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s exit is to be confirmed on Friday as Manchester United is reported to be in Alvaro Morata transfer talks.
Ibrahimovic’s stay at United expires on June 30, 2017 and there are strong indications that Mourinho may not renew Ibra’s stay at Old Trafford.
Ibrahimovic is reportedly set to be confirmed as being released by Manchester United by 9am on Friday, with Jose Mourinho lining up the transfer of Alvaro Morata as his replacement.
The Red Devils look set to make some changes up front after an injury sustained towards the end of the 2016/17 season by 35-year-old Ibrahimovic (photos: below) who joined on a one-year deal last summer.
The former Sweden international impressed in his first season at Old Trafford, finishing as United’s top scorer with 28 goals in all competitions, but now looks unlikely to be offered a new deal.
Ibrahimovic will turn 36 next season and may not be fit to return to first-team action until the middle of the campaign, at a potentially huge cost to United if they pin all their hopes on him rediscovering his previous form at such a late stage in his career.
On the other hand, the 6′ 2″ (1.89 m) Weight: 187 lb (85 kg) Spaniard, Álvaro Borja Morata Martín, (born 23 October 1992) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Real Madrid and the Spain national team as a striker. He began his career at Real Madrid, making his debut with the senior team in late 2010 and going on to appear in 52 official games (11 goals), notably winning the 2014 Champions League. He moved to Juventus for €20 million in 2014, winning the domestic double of Serie A and Coppa Italia in both of his seasons before being bought back for €30 million.
Morata earned 34 caps for Spain at youth level, helping the country win the 2013 European Under-21 Championship. He made his senior debut in 2014, representing the nation at the Euro 2016.
Photo L-R: Jose Mourinho & Álvaro Morata during Mourinho’s heydays at Real Madrid
Morata has a good relationship with Jose Mourinho and the United boss is ready to spend £47million to bring the striker to Old Trafford. Again, Man United, the current Europa League champions are now favorites for the 24-year-old as they hold more financial muscle and have Champions League football on offer.
I hope we grab Morata from Real. The Spanish striker may have to come to the Theater of Dreams, now, especially since Manchester United has secured an enviable place in the UEFA European Champions League next season via the UEFA Europa League, and is now the richest football club in the world – displacing Real Madrid – according to Forbes.
Up Man U!