Alvaro Morata has reportedly agreed to move from Real Madrid this summer and join Manchester United as both clubs are negotiating a fee.
According to a report by The Telegraph, Alvaro Morata has accepted a deal to join Manchester United and is waiting for both clubs to come to a mutual agreement as regards the transfer fee.
Morata has been on top of United’s target list for quite sometime now. Since their superstar striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is unlikely to get a contract extension this summer, the Red Devils will need a replacement and are close to signing Morata. A bid of about £60 million is what Real Madrid are expecting for the sale of the striker.
Morata rose up the ranks through Madrid’s youth sides before being sold to Juventus in back 2014, and has started 14 times in La Liga during this campaign after rejoining the club last summer. But, as the situation stands, his chances could get more limited at Santiago Bernabeu next season.
Despite getting only 14 starts, Morata recorded 15 goals which goes to show the kind of power he commands in the attack.
The release of Ibrahimovic due to a serious knee injury sustained by the 35-year-old in the Europa League semi-final match against Anderlecht, will definitely create a spot for Morata and the striker will finally get more playing time.
Besides Ibrahimovic, Wayne Rooney is also rumoured to move out the of the club this season which will create a bigger gap for United to fill. Jose Mourinho was quick to turn his attention towards Morata after his initial bid got rejected by Atletico Madrid for Antoine Griezmann.
Morata can easily become the dependable and fiery striker United requires. He can also partner well with the likes of Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba to deliver a stronger and speedy attack – something which has been missing from United ever since Zlatan Ibrahimovic succumbed to injury.
United were earlier also chasing Romelu Lukaku but it looks like they have focused their attention upon Morata now after reports suggesting that Bayern Munich are now in the fray to sign Lukaku.