Luka Modric has warned teammate Alvaro Morata that he would be leaving a club that’s at the top of the football ladder, should he opt to quit Real Madrid this summer.
Man Utd and Chelsea are just two among a host of clubs linked with the Spanish striker, with the former’s recent capture of Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku putting Chelsea firmly in the hot seat for Morata.
Madrid’s asking price of £79 million was one of the main reasons United ended their pursuit of the player, who Los Blancos would ideally like to keep at the club, having seen him come through their youth ranks.
The talented youngster had a 2-year spell in Italy with Juventus, but his good form there convinced his boyhood club to exercise the buy-back clause and bring him back to the Spanish capital.
Chances, though, have been hard to come by in a star-studded line up, and the 24-year-old has made no secret of his desire to leave the Spanish Champions this summer. He largely remained a bit part player during the club’s success on multiple fronts last season, making only 18 starts in total.
However, teammate Luka Modric has publicly tried to dissuade Morata from moving, by stating (via Marca): “It’s certainly not an easy decision to leave Madrid. When you leave here, nothing is the same. You’re at the best club in the world, that’s for sure, and from there you can only go down”.
The Croatian knows all about what it takes to hold down a place in a truly Galactico side, having been a mainstay in the Madrid team for the last five years since signing from Tottenham Hotspur.
It remains to be seen, however, if Morata will make a big money move this summer with a transfer battle that looks likely to go down to the wire, or stay and fight for his place at Real Madrid.
Written by Naren Madan
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