Jose Mourinho has identified Morata as the best candidate to replace the injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Portuguese coach was also interested in Torino striker Andrea Belotti, but it looks unlikely that Manchester United will move for him after agreement with Morata.
The Real Madrid striker has reportedly told his friends that he wants to move to Old Trafford, in his bid to be the main striker for the Reds, and get more playing time.
The 24-year-old was left frustrated at the Bernabeu last season, as he was given rare chances to lead Real Madrid’s attack, because he frequently found himself below Benzema in the pecking order.
Morata’s intention to move to a new club was also confirmed by his agent Lopez, who stated: “He doesn’t want to go through another season like that. It was a great season, but he wants to play more.
“Alvaro is a player who wants to play a more important role. He wants to play more. That’s normal for a striker who’s scored 19 goals. It’s not enough.”
Morata has been on the radar of various teams during this transfer window, as he has been linked with clubs like Chelsea, AC Milan, and Manchester United. However, it now appears that the Red Devils have won the race to secure the signature of the Spaniard.
Written by Shorya Panwar
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