Manchester United have had a €60m bid for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata rejected and it’s fair to say there has been a mixed response from fans as to whether he is the right striker for Jose Mourinho to sign.
Morata, 24, started only 14 La Liga games last season for Real Madrid but in 18 starts as a centre-forward in all competitions he scored an impressive 14 goals and got two assists. He’s Champions League proven, has won the competition twice and played in two separate finals for two different clubs, Real Madrid and Juventus.
However, while some Man United fans would love to see him join there are others who feel Mourinho should be looking elsewhere. Here’s what a few fans had to say:
No…why..its because lukaku someone out there is already proven in the league…also longevity wise hes a better fit..morata wont stay long
— Mo A – ???? (@moey2612) June 7, 2017
— Man_United (@United_Rules) June 7, 2017
Hell fucking no
— #MUFC الزعيم الآسيوي العالمي (@MecSaeed) June 7, 2017
People who don't rate Morata don't know football. Big upgrade on anything we have. Proven big game player & goal scorer.
— Illmatic (@JohnByName) June 7, 2017
If he's compared with Lukaku, yes I will choose Morata all the way.
— Luke Shaw (@tafauls) June 7, 2017
I would have him just not at 78 million plus surely they'd want DDG if sell him to us
— AP (@APMUFC) June 7, 2017
Not sure about him though. Definitely not worth £70 million. Belotti/Lacazette a much better option Imo.
— Athul (@athulpkrishnan) June 7, 2017
You can understand some trepidation to a degree regarding Morata. After all, if he’s not first choice at Real Madrid then why is he good enough for United? But the fact of the matter is this – plenty of Real Madrid’s subs would start in any other team around the world.
Morata has pedigree, experience, goals and for me looks like he could be a superb signing by Mourinho. It’s much of a muchness as well in this scenario because I’ll be delighted if we sign Morata or Andrea Belotti or Romelu Lukaku – so long as it is a clinical striker, happy days.
What do you think about Morata? Would you be happy if he became United’s new No.9? Let us know in the comments.