Álvaro Morata has made a decision and he’ll leave Real Madrid this summer. While he’s enjoying his honeymoon with his wife Alice Campello, his father and his agent, Juanma López, visited Real Madrid offices on Monday to negotiate the departure of the striker.
Both went to Santiago Bernabéu stadium with a Manchester United offer. The Red Devils are bidding €70M for the Spanish striker but Los Blancos have rejected this offer as they expect to get €90M for the Spaniard. Although the agreement seemed far to be sealed, both parties are now close and the deal could be closed in the next 72 hours.
José Mourinho called Álvaro Morata to convince him to play at Manchester United next season. Morata made his debut at Real Madrid with the Portuguese coach in 2010 and now his decided to play again with Mou. The Spanish striker is seeking the minutes he didn’t have this season with Zinedine Zidane with his mind thinking in the Russian World Cup next summer.
Manchester United start the pre-season on the 9th of July and Mourinho would like to have Morata ready by then. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is injured, so the Spaniard is the perfect replacement for the former FC Barcelona player. Morata could play against Real Madrid this summer, as both teams meet in the European Supercup.
Real Madrid wanted to wait to sell any player until they know Cristiano Ronaldo’s decision about his future. The Portuguese hasn’t talked yet after the Confederations Cup, but Florentino Pérez expects him to continue at the club. If Cristiano remains, Morata and James Rodríguez could leave, but Real Madrid want to cash a lot of money.
Álvaro Morata was a very important player this season but he had to stay on the bench in the key games. He could only play some minutes in the Champions League final and this lack of opportunities made him take the decision of leaving the club. Morata only arrived to Real Madrid last summer after two seasons at Juventus, where he also struggle to be in the line-up. We’ll see if he has more luck at Manchester.