A private flight that flew from Madrid to Manchester on Wednesday has got the Manchester United fans excited, as Alvaro Morata’s transfer to Old Trafford inches closer.
Interestingly, M.E.N also reported a similar story last year, when a private jet from Dortmund arrived in Manchester. Six days later, Borussia Dortmund’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan was pictured at Carrington.
Flight tracking data shows the route of the private jet that flew from Madrid to Manchester on Wednesday evening. Morata is that you? pic.twitter.com/s4lDbOQ7qg
— José Mourinho-MUFC (@Utd_JM) June 29, 2017
Earlier, having stalled the talks, Real Madrid were forced to open negotiations again by Morata, who cut his honeymoon short to finalize the move away. The second round of negotiations between the clubs has been positive, and it is believed that the deal is now imminent.
Real Madrid had slapped a hefty £70m asking price on the services of their second choice striker, which was deemed too high by Jose Mourinho. However, Los Blancos are still not budging on their valuation, and there are suggestions that they could even ask for £80m from Manchester United.
Alvaro Morata was left disappointed with his lack of playing time with Real Madrid last season. Despite scoring an impressive 27 goals across the campaign, the Spaniard was not offered much support from coach Zinedine Zidane, who opted for his countryman Karim Benzema to lead Real Madrid’s attack.
Morata is now eager to put last season’s misery behind, by playing a much bigger role for Manchester United next season.
Written by Shorya Panwar
Has 20+ years of experience managing Schalke in Football Manager 2017. Believes wing-backs are the most complete footballers in the modern/evolved football. Writes weird stuff on his personal blog.