Alvaro Morata dismisses Real Madrid departure talk

Alvaro Morata dismisses Real Madrid departure talk


Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata has said he has no intention of quitting the club amid speculation Premier League outfit Liverpool are prerparing an offer.

The youngster, who played a key role in Spain Under-21’s European Championship success this summer, said he is keen to progress at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The 20-year-old has risen through the youth ranks at Los Blancos and broke into the first team squad last season.

Speaking about a possible move to England, Morata said: “I’m training well and want to stay in Madrid. The club and coach want me to stay. I do not have to turn down any offers because I have not received any. I just want to play here.”

He also took the opportunity to speak about the future of two of the players blocking his path to regular first team football in Madrid – Gonzalo Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo-  both of which have been linked with moves away.

Morata said Higuain may look for a new challenge, but that he was training with the same enthusiasm as always.

And on Ronaldo, he said: “Cristiano? I do not imagine that he will leave. He is the best in the world and has to be on the best team in the world. I am a fan of his.”