Report: Spanish striker would only move to Manchester United or Chelsea

Report: Spanish striker would only move to Manchester United or Chelsea


Juventus striker Alvaro Morata would only consider a move to Manchester United or Chelsea this summer, according to Spanish paper AS.

The report suggests Morata’s dream is to prove himself at Real Madrid, but he knows he wouldn’t be a regular starter for his hometown club, so he’s eyeing a move to the Premier League.

Jose Mourinho is believed to have already called Morata to ask him whether he’d be open to a move to United.

Real Madrid are expected to activate Morata’s €30m buy-back clause they inserted in his contract when they sold the striker to Juventus 2 years ago, but the European Champions’ plan is to immediately sell him on for a profit to the highest bidder.

The 23-year-old striker made 47 appearances in all competitions for Juventus last season, scoring 12 goals and making 9 assists.

He’s a talented striker, but if United sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic this summer, he wouldn’t be needed in United’s attack as Marcus Rashford has already shown he’s more than ready to play a major role in the first team.

Moving to Chelsea would make more sense for Morata as Diego Costa has been heavily linked with a move away from the London club this summer.

Even though Morata is not the prolific goalscorer the Blues would need, he’d still get plenty of chances to play, so a transfer to Chelsea looks far more realistic than a switch to Manchester United.