Real Madrid starlet Alvaro Morata is a hot property in the transfer window as he contemplates on a move out of Santiago Bernabeu. Premier League side Arsenal are leading the race for Alvaro Morata which involves 11 clubs across Europe.
Spanish youngster Alvaro rose into prominence during the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2009. After his exploits in the junior World Cup, the Madrid born youngster notched up 45 goals in 83 games in Real Madrid Castilla team. Alvaro Morata guided the Real Madrid team to Spanish Segunda division title in 2011-12 season with his impeccable goal scoring abilities.
The youngster who guided Spain to third place in FIFA U-17 World Cup continued his emergence in UEFA U-19 and U-21 Championships, emerging with the golden boot from both the tournaments. Alvaro Morata’s performances earned him a spot in Real Madrid senior team during the last two seasons. Even though the youngster continued his goal scoring exploits by notching up 11 goals in Real Madrid colours, he hasn’t got the regular playing time he is craving for. It is reported that he is prepared to leave Real Madrid in search of first team opportunity and it has alerted a host of clubs across Europe and they are behind the signature of the Spanish youngster.
Alvaro Morata had drawn comparisons with Real Madrid and Spanish legend Fernando Morientes due to their similarity in playing style and abilities. Alvaro Morata is strong in the air and can hold the ball admirably well with his back towards goal. He is a clinical finisher and his movement and agility makes him a difficult customer to mark in the game.
Spanish sports daily Marca had recently reported that: “Álvaro Morata looks almost certain to try to engineer a move away from Real Madrid. The striker decided back in January that he wants to leave behind ‘Los Blancos’ and find the game time which he has been denied over the past two seasons somewhere else.”
Alvaro Morata has only one year remaining on his Real Madrid contract and the availability of a genuine talent for a low prize has attracted offers from 11 clubs across Europe. English Premier League sides Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur are in the market for a striker and reports suggests that bids are on the table for the Alvaro Morata. The striker has a liking for Premier League and his skill set also matches the Premier League requirements. Italian giants Inter Milan and Juventus are also keen on Alvaro Morata while Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund are targeting the youngster to replace Robert Lewandowski. Spanish outfit Villareal leads a host of Spanish clubs who are hopeful of agreeing a deal with a buy-back clause.
Real Madrid won’t allow Alvaro Morata to leave cheaply and a buy-back clause will be their on his contract if he departs Santiago Bernabeu. With 11 offers on the table, Alvaro Morata’s departure seems imminent. Will it be Arsenal, who is going to have the last laugh among the 11 chasers?