Man Utd are reportedly set to complete the signing of Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata after the Spaniard agreed a deal to join the Red Devils.
Signing a forward has been a priority for Jose Mourinho this summer, especially after it was officially announced that the club wouldn’t be keeping Zlatan Ibrahimovic on next season.
In turn, The Telegraph report that Morata has agreed in principle to the terms offered to him by Man Utd as he has a desire to leave the Bernabeu, with the two clubs having to now negotiate a transfer fee with United hoping that a bid of around £60m will be enough to convince them to sell.
Further, the report notes that he’s told friends that he expects to be at Old Trafford next season, which will give him the opportunity to link up with Mourinho for a second time following their previous stint together at Madrid.
The 24-year-old returned to the Spanish capital last summer after a successful two-year spell with Juventus, but after being promised a more prominent role, it hasn’t quite worked out that way as he has been forced to play as a back-up for the most part.
Nevertheless, he still managed to score 20 goals in 43 appearances in all competitions, but that goalscoring record will surely improve in Manchester next season as he will flourish as the spearhead of the United attack.
In addition, it’s an important year for Morata, as he will be desperate to play regularly in order to secure his place in the Spain squad for the World Cup in Russia next summer, and a move to United will offer him that regular playing time to prove his worth.