Real Madrid and Spain attacker Alvaro Morata has revealed that he received at least 5-6 phone calls a day regarding his future.
Alvaro Morata eventually returned to Real Madrid this summer, after Zidane activated the buyback clause placed in the striker’s contract at Juventus.
The Galacticos paid €30 million to re-sign the Spaniard after he had a brilliant season in Italy.
Morata has now revealed how he was flooded with offers from clubs. Speaking with Spanish news outlet Marca, he stated: “It was hard for me to be at Euro 2016 and have five or six phone calls every day from different places. I was focused enough, and professional enough, to deal with the situation.”
The offers came in shortly before the forward completed his move to the Spanish capital.
Antonio Conte was believed to have been interested in the 23-year-old, with the media even reporting that the Italian manager placed a massive €60 million bid for the Spanish international.
However, Zidane rejected the offer, as he is keen to develop Morata into a world class attacker.
Alvaro scored his first goal since his return to Real Madrid last weekend, after he helped his side win 2-1 against Celta Vigo.
The player began his career with Real Madrid and was brought up in the Real Madrid B squad (Real Madrid Castilla). He was promoted to the first team squad in 2010, but only managed to make 2 appearances during his first season in the top-flight.
He then went on to make over 50 appearances, and scored 11 goals before being sold to Juventus in 2014 for a fee reported to be around €20 million.
However, despite Juventus making a €10 million profit from the player, it looks like Real Madrid are the ones who got the better end of the deal, as the player looks promising, and well on his way to soon become a world-class attacker.