By Mark Weasley
Manchester United have been dealt a huge blow in our pursuit of 24-year-old Spain international, Alvaro Morata after Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez claimed that no agreement has been reached with the English giants for the transfer of the former Juventus striker.
Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho is in the market for a recognized striker, as the club have released Zlatan Ibrahimovic and are willing to listen to offers for legendary striker, Wayne Rooney who has shown massive signs of decline at nearly 32.
Morata, who recently but cut short his honeymoon to resolve his future, is expected to finally join Manchester United later on in the summer but this admission by Perez may mean that there is no agreement yet in place.
Speaking to esRadio, the construction magnate said: “I think there are no negotiations with United and it is not true that there is an agreement.”
“There will be time, we will do what is best, but Madrid is not a seller.”
Reports in the Spanish and English media have stated that a deal is close to completion, but this admission by Perez means that Mourinho may have to look elsewhere for options to bolster his attack next season.
After struggling for game time last season, Morata knows that it is imperative he plays regularly to stand any chance of making it into Jules Lopetegui’s squad for the mundial to be held in Russia in 2018.
Morata is a technical player famed for his movement, finishing and predatory instincts in front of goal. Despite playing as a substitute for most of last season, he scored 20 goals in 43 matches for the 12-time European champions