In-demand Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata is ‘listening to offers’ from three Premier League clubs, according to Sky Sports‘ football expert Guillem Balague.
Morata had an impressive two-year spell with Italian champions Juventus but Real exercised their right to buy back their former youth product for a fee of €30 million.
However, it appears that Florentino Perez would rather make a further profit on the Spaniard instead of implementing him into the team under Zinedine Zidane.
Guillem Balague spoke about his future with Sky Sports.
In terms of his future, Morata has gone back to Real Madrid but it doesn’t end there. He is currently a replacement for Karim Benzema but he doesn’t want to be just a fourth striker.
His agent has confirmed that he will listen to offers, and we will have to see if Real Madrid do the same. The offers come from England; Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United would like to have him so now it’s down to Real Madrid if they want to sell him.
The player himself issued a statement declaring he wanted to be ‘important’ for his next team, whoever that may be.
“I want a team that makes me feel important and I would be ready to stay in Madrid to win my place,” the 23-year-old told Spanish TV station Cuatro.
“I do not have to prove anything to anyone. I am a player of Real Madrid and they will decide if they want me, otherwise we will find another solution.”
This evening, Morata is a probable starter for Spain in their last 16 game against Italy, in an encounter where he will play against many of his now former teammates. Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini and Andrea Barzagli are all familiar with the 23-year-old. “They’ve told me to wear a helmet,” the forward joked when asked about the trio by reporters.
Morata has also contracted praise from one of the world’s finest ever players in Gigi Buffon.
“Morata is still a young man and not even he is aware of just how good he is at times. He has the gift that only the top players have.”
“I told him that if he stopped feeling sorry for himself he could be a match winner. I am pleased that is being proven to be the case. He is a young, intelligent man who listens.”
Whomever Morata ultimately decides to join, for it looks unlikely that he will stay in Madrid, a very fortunate club will have a mercurial talent on their hands.