Today could well be the day in which Manchester United’s proposed move for Alvaro Morata could be made or broken. That’s because Spanish media outlet AS, translated by the Manchester Evening News, are claiming that Morata’s father and agent attended a meeting with Real Madrid officials this morning.
The report adds that the main topic of discussion was the future of the 24-year-old, who has been rather heavily linked with a potential move to the Theatre of Dreams over the summer.
Morata is apparently Mourinho’s number one transfer target, and the fact that both his dad and his representative turned up at the meeting suggests to me that things are moving one way or another.
The meeting apparently lasted just under an hour, and you’d imagine that if the 20-goal striker does indeed want to leave the Santiago Bernabeu, his party were in discussions about sorting out the best possible deal for all involved.
It comes as no secret that Mourinho needs a new striker whom he can rely upon, and the fact that Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s contract hasn’t been renewed means that Madrid can force United’s hand somewhat. The report claims that the La Liga side are after about £70million to part with Morata, with the English club so far unwilling to meet that valuation.