Alvaro Morata grew so excited with his imminent move to Manchester United that he died his hair red, only to see the move fall through.
The Spaniard was reportedly on the verge of completing a £75m move to Old Trafford after his father and agent held talks with officials at the Bernabeu.
However, practically out of nowhere, Jose Mourinho secured the services of Romelu Lukaku for £75m, snatching the Belgian from under Antonio Conte’s nose.
And according to Marca, Morata actually died his hair red before being forced to shave it all off after the move – in the pipeline for over a month – crumbled in front of his very eyes.
It seems like negotiations between Real Madrid and Man United dragged on for so long that Morata went slightly mental. He even left his honeymoon and returned to Madrid to force the move through, getting his dad involved and everything.
You can’t help but feel sorry for Morata; he probably bought a house in Manchester and 200 United themed mugs to go with it. He had his heart set on finally establishing himself as a first choice striker, but now he finds himself back at square one. Somebody give the man a hug.