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St James’ Park side chase Bernabeu starlet.
Newcastle United are interested in Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata.
Morata is ready to leave Real this summer after being overlooked by coach Jose Mourinho for a first team chance this term. The decision to go with Castilla teammate Joselu ahead of Morata was the final straw for the young centre-forward.
Arsenal have been linked with the Spain U20 international, but now its Newcastle which are making their interest known.
Indeed, Toon officials have already asked for first option on Morata should he become available for next season.
A move for Alvaro Morata for next term may well be aided by European football so if the Magpies can secure a slot in the Europa League then the teenage Real Madrid striker, said to be a loan offer, could well be successful. Alan Pardew has done wonders at St James’ Park, especially when you consider the number of top level first team players he has lost over the past 18 months.
Given that Andy Carroll, Kevin Nolan, Jose Enrique and Joey Barton have all left the North-East side it’s fair to say that the Toon Army faithful could never have dreamed they would be sitting pretty in sixth spot, just some five points from a top four finish.
Another striking option could be just what the doctor ordered because other than Senegal international pair Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse, the back-up alternatives to Pardew are not the best.
Morata has made a couple of first team appearances for Real Madrid and has impressed greatly in the B team and has notched up a very healthy total of 11 goals in 13 Spanish Under 19 international matches.