Manchester United Football Club have shown a pretty serious interest in acquiring the signature of Alvaro Morata, who currently plies his trade for Real Madrid. The Spaniard, 24, would be expected to come in and lead the line, particularly after Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s contract hasn’t been renewed.
I think it comes as no secret that Morata is a supremely talented individual, and that thought has been backed up by Sky Sports’ Terry Gibson. In a transfer column, he has discussed La Liga targets who could potentially move to England.
When it came to discussing Morata, Gibson gave a rave review of the forward, before adding that it’d be a ‘fantastic opportunity’ for the eventual winner of his services. He also labelled him a ‘world-class’ striker, which tells you everything you need to know about his pedigree.
“Morata’s attitude has been fantastic, but it’s clear that he may want to leave Real Madrid again, go away and prove himself like he did at Juventus.” Gibson wrote in his Sky Sports column.
“I think he’d be another fantastic opportunity for a Premier League club, at the age of 24, 25, to get a world-class striker. The big clubs are looking for that world-class striker, and he is in that category.”
“I’m sure Zidane would like to keep him at Real Madrid, but with Ronaldo and Benzema the first choice top two, I think Morata feels he’s quite hungry to get away and prove himself again.”
Whenever I’ve watched Morata play, he has always looked like one of the standout players on the pitch – even when competing alongside the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale. The fact that Madrid are demanding close to £80million for him tells you everything you need to know about their desire to keep hold of him.
Ibrahimovic scored 28 goals across all competitions, so those are some big shoes to fill for a man without any experience in Premier League football. Judging by his style of play, attitude and overall willingness to work, I’m of the opinion that he’ll fair just fine and take the English game by storm.
I guess it’s now just a case of waiting (and hoping) that the Red Devils are the ones who can secure his signature. We may be waiting quite some time though – because deals involving such huge amounts of money do tend to drag on.