Manchester United are ready to make a summer bid for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, according to ESPN.
The 21-year-old has been linked to a host of Premier League clubs following his rise into Real Madrid’s first team squad over the past two years but much like they were with Fabio Coentrao, Madrid proved difficult to negotiate and rebuffed advances for him in the January transfer market.
Morata has made one start and 11 substitute appearances for Madrid in La Liga this season, scoring three goals in the process, which isn’t prolific by any stretch of the imagination but his future potential is why he has been chased by so many clubs.
He has scored an impressive 13 goals in 12 appearances for Spain’s Under-21 squad and was an integral part of their European Championship triumph in 2013.
Morata’s future at Madrid isn’t secure as his contract expires in 2015 and ESPN believe that an impending Javier Hernandez exit would be the prelude to Morata moving to Old Trafford.
The lure of first team football is what would draw Morata away from Madrid but if he was to come into United’s squad to replace Hernandez, he may have to settle for fleeting appearances much like he has in Madrid.
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