According to Marca, a Spanish sports newspaper, Álvaro Morata will finally stay at Real Madrid. Despite Chelsea pursuing him aggressively, the club has decided to reject all proposals.
Los Blancos paid Juventus 31 million euros earlier in the summer to bring him back after two years in Italy. He scored 27 goals in 93 appearances for the Bianconeris.
His progression has accelerated in the past two seasons. He went from being Benzema’s substitute to a star in Italy. He has earned a spot in the Spanish national team and garnered the interest of Europe’s top clubs.
Since Borja Mayoral may be on his way to the Bundesliga, Zinedine Zidane loses an alternative to the BBC. Morata is an ideal man to keep around because of this.
Nevertheless, the club must be very careful in handling his playing time. Repeating the story of the 2013-14 season will only force the striker to ask for an exit once again.
The coach has shown he doesn’t shy away from benching stars, regardless of their name or status. James and Isco are a fine example of this, with Casemiro and Lucas Vázquez beating them for a spot.
If this philosophy persists, Morata should feel confident that if he works hard, he’ll be rewarded with plenty of playing time. While the summer isn’t over, this should stop any advances for him.