Manchester United has reached a total agreement with Alvaro Morata over a summer move from Real Madrid reports from Italy suggest.
Gianluca di Marzio and his staff Fabrizio Romano backed up separate reports from Spain outlet COPE.es about this total agreement which would effectively mean Morata had agreed all personal terms with United, leaving only the fee as the sticking point between the clubs.
United have had a £52.4m initial bid for Morata rejected by Madrid and a second £60m is also not believed to be enough for Zinedine Zidane to let go of a player he doesn’t want to leave the club.
This could very well be the first time United sign a player from Madrid which they don’t actually want to sell. That’ll be a major step in the right direction if you ask me; instead of just signing their unwanted offcuts, we prise away a player who they’d rather stayed at the club next season.
But, unsurprisingly, Madrid are digging their heels in and making these negotiations tough just as you would expect them to because of what we’ve done with David de Gea. However, the trump card we have is that Morata is actively pursuing a move away as he wants regular first-team football, so Madrid will sell but the price has to be right.