Alvaro Morata might soon be moving to Old Trafford, as his agent, Juanma Lopez, was seen visiting the Santiago Bernabeu to work on the deal with Manchester United.
According to club sources speaking to Managing Madrid, his reason for the visit was an attempt to speed up the process and wrap up a deal.
While neither of the clubs have confirmed reaching an agreement, the deal is fairly understood to be certain.
Lopez will be trying to persuade Real Madrid to accept United’s final offer for the Spaniard, at a value estimated to be close to €80 million. While this is far from Los Blancos’ initial expectation of at least €90 million, United have decided that they won’t budge no more on their offer, and have offered their final value.
The major reason for Morata leaving the UEFA Champions League winners is the lack of playing time. The 24-year-old can’t seem to find a permanent spot in Zidane’s team, and believes that regular playing time is necessary for being considered for the 2018 World Cup National team.
After being brought back to his previous club from Juventus, the forward expected an increase in starts. Zidane, though, thought it best to start French international Karim Benzema ahead of Morata, putting the player’s position in doubt. Despite this fact, Morata has performed well in the chances he has received for his boyhood club.
The young forward scored 15 goals in 26 games the previous season in La Liga – out of which he only started 14 matches. He also bagged 4 assists throughout the campaign.
Known for his dribbling and long shots, he can pack a punch from outside the box. The qualities he learned at Madrid, honed at Juventus in Turin, and brought back to the Bernabeu might just be seen packing away to Manchester, England at this moment.
Written by Srivats Venkateswaran
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