Alvaro Morata’s agent has indicated that the forward could be on his way to Manchester United this summer.
Morata has had to be content with a place on the Real Madrid bench for much of the season, and despite his ambitions to make it at the club, he is also desperate for more playing time.
Despite his lack of appearances, the striker still managed to rack up an impressive tally of 19 goals last season. His agent, however, has made it clear that while the season was a great one for the club, it wasn’t so much so for the player, and he wouldn’t want to spend another season without guaranteed first team football.
Jose Mourinho has given Ed Woodward a list of his targets for this summer transfer window, and with Antoine Griezmann’s name now being struck off and Romelu Lukaku seemingly inclined towards a move back to Chelsea, the Portuguese boss is said to have set his sights on Morata.
The Spaniard is being targeted as a replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who will not be offered a new contract at the Theatre of Dreams due to the length of his injury layoff and his enormous wages, according to reports.
Meanwhile, the 24-year-old’s agent, Juanma Lopez, has told footmercato.net that there has been no meeting between himself and the La Liga club’s representatives yet, and United may well see this as an opportunity to jump in and land their man.
Lopez stated: “He does not want a season like this again. It was a great season, but he wants to play more. The player will take a clear and definitive decision in the coming days. I have not yet met with the representatives from Real Madrid.
“Alvaro is a player who wants to play a more important role. He wants to play more. Which is normal for an attacker who has scored 19 goals. It is too little.”
The move is unlikely to be completed without a fuss from Los Blancos, as the Madrid-based club shares a strained relationship with United, thanks to the Red Devils’ resilience in holding on to goalkeeper David de Gea. Any move for Morata is likely to be met with the Santiago Bernabeu outfit demanding United’s Spanish shot-stopper in return.
Morata recently claimed that he would be “crazy” to leave Real Madrid, but also admitted that he needed more game time if he is to make it into Spain’s national squad for the World Cup next year.
“I want to be playing and to be important to the squad, particularly next year when there is the World Cup. But I want to fight for my place here, I would be crazy to leave Real Madrid. I would like to stay,” said the forward.
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