Spanish striker and Manchester United’s prime target for the summer, Alvaro Morata, who had reportedly cut short his honeymoon in order to meet with Madrid president Florentino Perez in order to speed up the move to Old Trafford, has told his friends that the deal “has been done” with Real Madrid.
Morata had struggled to find regular playing time under Real manager, Zinedine Zidane, despite having netted 15 goals in 26 appearances, and is thus set to leave Los Blancos this summer.
The Express claims that the recent talks between the Spain international and Real have helped speed up negotiations between the European heavyweights, with the Spanish side is now set to lower their £70 million asking price to United’s £60 million valuation of the player.
It was reported that the 24-year-old has told his close ones that he has made up his mind to join the Red Devils.
United boss, Jose Mourinho, has been in regular contact with the striker and it is believed that the Portuguese tactician has convinced Morata that he has the potential to thrive if he joins him at Old Trafford. The duo have remained on good terms since the Spaniard was given his debut at Los Blancos by Mourinho in December 2010.
A move to the Old Trafford club could give Morata’s career a major boost, as the forward dreams to lead Spain’s attack in the World Cup, which is to take place next year. Currently, Diego Costa, who himself is facing enormous speculation regarding his future after being told by Antonio Conte that he didn’t fit in his plans, leads the front-line for Julen Lopetegui’s side.
Written by Sidharth Jindal
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