The Spanish striker was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United earlier this summer, and a transfer looked all but imminent. The player had even agreed personal terms with the Red Devils, and had his heart set on a switch to the Theatre of Dreams.
However, the transfer eventually failed to materialise due to Real Madrid’s unmoving stance on his price tag. Los Blancos were adamant on selling Morata for no less than £75m, whereas United were only ready to cough up as much as £60m for Real’s second-choice forward.
Following a stalemate in these negotiations, the Premier League giants ended up signing Everton striker Romelu Lukaku instead, and ended their pursuit of Morata – much to the Spaniard’s disappointment.
The former Juventus man has finally secured a switch to England, though, as Chelsea have successfully reached an agreement with his boyhood club over a transfer.
However, this quick negotiation between the two clubs, coupled with the fact that Real have agreed to sell Morata to the Blues for a diminished fee of £58m – almost £20m less than what they demanded from the Old Trafford outfit – has seriously angered the Manchester United fans.
Supporters of the Mancunian club have been left enraged with Real Madrid’s partiality towards their club, and many believe the reason behind such sour treatment from the reigning Spanish Champions is the fact that United refused to let their star goalkeeper David De Gea move to the Spanish capital.
Here’s how the Reds’ fans chastised the La Liga giants on social networking website, Twitter:
Madrid accepting a bid from Chelsea for morata just shows how much they are still in a huff with us over De Gea. #mufc
— graham robinson (@G_badger29) July 19, 2017
So real Madrid accept chelsea bid for Morata but Manchester United they drag on… Something tell me it was revenge about de gea
— Yousha Bassa (@Bassa_UTD) July 19, 2017
Chelsea closing Morata's deal swiftly shows how much tension there is between ManUtd and RMadrid since the De Gea fax machine issue.
— Chidi John (@chidijohnn) July 19, 2017
U see how tough Real Madrid are playing in the transfer market. Didn't sell us Morata bcuz we don't wanna sell De Gea. Unuh a 1 big p hole!
— Nuevache Storm (@chevy_cooper) July 19, 2017
flo probably didnt wanna sell Morata to United after the De Gea fiasco
— devante swing (@Fl6VIO) July 19, 2017
— Dipak (@dipaksiyani) July 19, 2017
Written by Kunal Kambli
An introverted grammar pedantic who worships football and loves writing about it. Part of the BlameFootball team since 2016.