Alvaro Morata Agrees Man United Move: Fee Being Sorted With Real Madrid
Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata is ready to join Manchester United this summer.
The Telegraph says Morata has agreed to link up with Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford next season, as the Portuguese boss plans another shake-up at the club.
Reports say that Morata has agreed terms on a summer switch from Spain to England, however the English giants, Manchester United, are still to agree a fee with the Spanish giants, Real Madrid.
Photos: Alvaro Morata
Real had rejected an initial £52million by United, but are hopeful an improved bid of £60m will get the green light going.
Mourinho gave Morata his Los Blancos debut as a teenager back in 2010.
Morata is obviously Jose Mourinho’s No.1 striker target and the Portuguese has now taken a big step to getting his man to the Theater of Dreams.
Morata worked under Mourinho at Real and is keen on a reunion with the United boss.
Reports indicate that the Portuguese man gave Morata his debut and Morata is said to think a switch to the Premier League will help his chances of playing for Spain at next year’s World Cup. I agree with this contention because Morata struggled for a place (or shirt) at Real – with Real showcasing and abundance of a formidable strike force in Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale, Lucas Vázquez and Mariano Díaz Mejía. Whither Morata!
A further clarification of Morata’s predicament at Real Madrid is Morata’s agent Juanma Lopez revealing that his client (Morata) wants to play more football next term after struggling for starts last season at Real Madrid.
“He does not want a season like this again. It was a great season, but he wants to play more,” Lopez said.
Short BIO: Morata
Álvaro Borja Morata Martín was born on October 23, 1992. He is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Spanish giants, Real Madrid, and the Spain national team as a striker (no. 7 shirt).
Morata began his football career at Real Madrid, making his debut with the senior team in late 2010. It was Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho, who gave Morata his Los Blancos debut as a teenager back in 2010.
The young striker went 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 by Real Madrid.
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.
- As of June 3, 2017
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- As of match played 7 June 2017
I’m so thrilled that Alvaro Morata has agreed to move from Santiago Bernabéu to Old Trafford . . .
Up man U!