Tottenham Hotspur ‘keen on Alvaro Morata loan move’

Tottenham Hotspur ‘keen on Alvaro Morata loan move’


Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur may make a loan move for Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata in the January transfer window in a bid to solve their goalscoring crisis, according to a report in the Daily Mirror.

The White Hart Lane club was mauled 6-0 by Manchester City at the weekend, leaving Andre Villas Boas’ troops in ninth place in the league. Gareth Bale’s former club has struggled for goals this campaign in the league, having scored just 9 in their 12 games to date, despite spending heavily on attacking players such as Roberto Soldado, Erik Lamela and Christian Eriksen.

Spurs were believed to have made a move for Morata in the summer as part of the Bale deal, but Los Blancos boss Carlo Ancelotti was keen to keep  the Spain Under-21 striker in his squad having sold Argentinean forward Gonzalo Higuain.

The paper reported Morata is keen to experience more regular first team football and would be willing to leave the Santiago Bernabeu on loan to help his development. Spurs boss Villas Boas wants to get Emmanuel Adebayor and Jermaine Defoe off the books at the north London club, freeing up space for another striker to come in.