Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata is edging closer to becoming a Manchester United player after an agreement over his income was reached, according to reports.
The 23-year-old’s agent, Juanma Lopez, recently confirmed that the Spaniard, following another season of sporadic appearances at the Bernabeu, wanted more regular football elsewhere.
And the BBC has reported that talks between the two clubs over Morata’s fee were progressing after personal terms were agreed.
And according to SER Sports‘ Anton Meana, a definitive offer of around €80m – including incentives and various clauses – could arrive this Tuesday for the Spaniard.
There is something tantalising – and indeed unique – about the prospect of seeing Morata at Old Trafford. Not least because Man United have never opted for one of these talents from Madrid’s conveyor belt of young, seemingly always pristine looking strikers, but also because, primarily, nobody really knows the true extent of Morata’s potential yet.
He has, somewhat astonishingly, only managed 44 starts in the last four years with Madrid and Juventus. A sleeping giant, waiting for a chance to unleash his enormous potential on a regular basis.
Goals against Manchester City, Madrid in the Champions League semi-final and Barcelona in the final suggests that, even with limited opportunities, he can cause damage. Just imagine what he can do when handed a regular place at No.9 under Jose Mourinho.