Jose Mourinho had a personal dialogue with Alvaro Morata to convince him of a move to Manchester United, and the contents of that message have now been revealed.
The Red Devils are set to lose some important players in attack for next season, and need to splash big money on some of the best players in Europe to try and get the club back to its previous best.
United have been linked with a number of superstars recently, and one player who is now inching towards a move to Old Trafford is Spanish striker Alvaro Morata.
Having failed to establish himself in the first team under Zinedine Zidane, Morata is desperate for game time, and is ready to quit the Bernabeu this summer, with Manchester appearing to be his immediate destination.
According to Spanish news outfit Marca, Mourinho called Morata up before his agent could open talks with the club, and insisted that he will be an important player in the squad next season.
Marca quotes Mourinho as saying: “Come to me, you will be important.”
The report goes on to claim that Mourinho has told Morata that he will be the leader in attack for United, and that the whole squad will be built around him, to play to his strengths.
The duo has worked together at the Bernabeu, where Mourinho used Morata extensively, and also handed him a contract extension. And it is now understood that he is desperate to team up with the Spaniard to help Manchester United improve their squad for the next season.
It is reported that Real Madrid will sit down with the representatives of the player on Monday, and decide if they are ready to let Morata go for the €70m Mourinho is ready to offer.
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Written by Aakarsh Bommakanti
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