By Mark Weasley
Reports in the media in recent weeks have linked Real Madrid forward, Alvaro Morata to Manchester United. The 24-year-old Spanish international is keen on a move away from the Santiago Berbabeu, after a season in which he struggled for game time, and ahead of a World Cup year, he knows that regular playing time is key in making La Furia Roja’s squad for the mundial to be held in Russia.
The speculation has been heightened after Alice Compello, the wife of the player, recently followed Manchester United on popular social media platform, Instagram.
Compello, who got married to Morata in a classy Italian wedding last week, is known to have a major influence on his decisions, as the model was known to be behind Morata’s return to Spain after two years at Juventus. Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho is a keen admirer of the player, having given him his Real Madrid debut in 2010 as an 18-year-old.
The Portuguese tactician is in the market for a new striker, following the release of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the spectacular decline of Wayne Rooney. Compello following Manchester United on Instagram may mean that a deal is close to being completed, as reports claim that personal terms have been agreed, but that a fee between both parties has not been reached.
Morata scored 20 times for Madrid after being re-signed in a deal worth £25m last summer, despite playing most of the season as a substitute. He is a good finisher, and has earned praises for his movement, finishing and technical abilities.