Manchester United’s move for Alvaro Morata has been labelled ‘complicated’ but ‘on the right track’ according to the Manchester Evening News and their sources. To me, it seems quite clear that United are in the market for a new striker, as they need to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s 28-goal haul.
Morata, 24, has been quite heavily linked with a move to the Red Devils, and to hear that things are moving in the right direction is reassuring; although it may take some time before we hear anything concrete.
The report says that United made their initial approach to bring in the 20-goal Morata last month, at which point discussions were still in their early stages.
Jose Mourinho needs a new striker who he can rely upon, and seems to have stumbled across Morata, whom he previously worked with during their time at the Santiago Bernabeu.
This is a guy who has found the back of the net despite not playing all that frequently – which is probably why he doesn’t mind moving on elsewhere.
For me, it’d be an out of this world signing. Morata’s game looks perfect for Premier League football. He’s quick, great in the air and he doesn’t mind a physical battle. It’s now up to Edward Woodward to get this over the line.