Chelsea open talks for Alvaro Morata with Real Madrid and not Juventus!
Alvaro Morata is someone who has forced himself into becoming one of the hottest properties within European Football after two fantastic ...
Alvaro Morata is someone who has forced himself into becoming one of the hottest properties within European Football after two fantastic seasons at Juventus. Antonio Conte has made his signing a priority so Chelsea have opened talks with Real Madrid and not Juventus over a possible move!
For those of you wondering why we would have to negotiate with Real Madrid and not Juventus, it's because the Spanish giants inserted a buy-back clause believed to be around £23-24m and they have activated the option to do so this summer. With no plans to include Morata in their first team squad, Real have seen his reputation in the game increase so plan to now move him on for a profit of around £16m with a fee being quoted for his services of around £40m.
Such a strange turn of events and you have to feel for Juventus who have reaped the benefit of his performances in the past two years but you have to take your hat off to Real for doing what they are without ever intending to play him!
So what of Chelsea's interest in the 23-year-old Spanish Striker? Plenty of people would have put two and two together because of the link to Juventus we have in Antonio Conte. Well Conte was part of the decision making process that took Morata to Italy before he walked away from the Italian side.
However, he still holds the Striker in high regard and believes that he could play through the middle on his own or part of a front two which gives us options. It's reported that he is a big fan of his pace, energy and work rate and has made him a priority signing this summer.
The player himself has spoken out of the speculation regarding his future before the start of Euro 2016 and said:
“Hopefully everything will be resolved before then, because it is uncomfortable to be helping your country with phone in hand. My wish is to succeed in Madrid, but Madrid have great players and what I want is to play and feel important. 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. With what I have learned in Italy, if I have the chance to learn something more in England I think it would make me a more complete player. I am 23 years old and I want to progress, to play and learn from the best.”
I agree with him totally. He is the type of Striker that would thrive in the Premier League because of his willingness to work hard for the team in addition to putting the ball into the back of the net on a regular basis.
Just think back to the Champions League knockout round this passed season against Bayern Munich for Juventus. Morata had the Bayern defence in the palm of his hand ran them ragged. He left the pitch substituted with Juventus in the driving seat overall in the tie and the game changed in that moment and Juventus were knocked out. Without question if he had stayed on the pitch it would have been a different result.
I truly believe that at 23 he is that good already. Imagine what he could become here at Chelsea!
What do you think of Alvaro Morata?
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