Man Utd make bid for top Mourinho target, Spanish giants want £70m

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Man Utd have reportedly placed a bid for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, although it’s unclear if it’s enough to meet the Spanish side’s demands.

Morata has been heavily linked with an exit from the Bernabeu for weeks, as ultimately he didn’t receive the playing time that he was desperate for last season.

Despite that, he still showed his class with 20 goals in 43 appearances in all competitions, and according to The Daily Mail, United are desperate to land him this summer even though it could cost well over £60m.

An official offer has been sent to Real, while Morata is said to be keen on the deal and wants a swift end to the situation as it will certainly be a real disappointment for him that he’s having to leave the Spanish capital for a second time in search of regular opportunities.

From Man Utd’s perspective, this has been forced onto them to an extent, as Jose Mourinho will effectively be looking to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic rather than continue to strengthen around the Swede next season.

The veteran forward suffered a serious knee injury last season, which will likely see him sidelined until 2018. In turn, United opted not to offer him a new deal and so he will need to be replaced.

Morata fits the bill in that he can offer goals, assists, link up play and much more in that lone role up front, but the expectations will be huge for him anyway regardless of a possible £70m price-tag.

An exit looks like the best possible solution for him, especially in a World Cup year, but it looks as though United must first find an agreement with their Spanish rivals over a transfer fee, as Morata looks increasingly likely to be featuring in the Premier League next season.

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