Now Man United move for £47m Alvaro Morata

Date published: Wednesday 8th June 2016 11:31

Manchester United are prepared to pay £47m for striker Alvaro Morata, giving Real Madrid a tidy £23m profit, according to reports in Spain.

The Juventus striker has been strongly linked with both Arsenal and Chelsea but the transfer is complicated by Madrid’s buy-back clause: they can purchase him for £23m.

Spanish newspaper Marca claim that Jose Mourinho wants to pair Morata with Zlatan Ibrahimovic at Manchester United, having given him his Real Madrid debut when managing at the Bernebeu.

Morata has a somewhat modest goal record for Juve, having scored 27 goals in 93 appearances for the Serie A giants, albeit only 48 of those appearances came as starts.

The Spain international has developed an impressive habit of scoring on the big occasion, notching in both legs of the Champions League semi-final victory over Real Madrid last term, the defeat to Barcelona in the final, plus the winner in the Coppa Italia final with AC Milan.

Last week, Morata expressed his interest in signing for a Premier League club, saying: “There are some offers from England that are tempting, not only because of the contract. I think my characteristics mean the Premier League would be a great destination.”

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