Man Utd deal ‘done’ after striker forces through transfer

Date published: Friday 30th June 2017 8:04

Alvaro Morata’s move to Manchester United “has been done” after the striker told friends his mind is made up to join the Premier League club, according to reports.

The Real Madrid forward, who was recently married in Venice, is believed to have broken off from his honeymoon this week to hold talks with Real president Florentino Perez.

And the Daily Express reports “those talks have helped to speed up negotiations between the two clubs” with Real set to accept a figure of around £60million for the 24-year-old rather than the £70million they were holding out for.

Morata is hoping regular first-team football will help him reassert himself as Spain’s No.9 at the World Cup next summer.

The report claims Jose Mourinho has made it clear he wants Morata to replace the departed Zlatan Ibrahimovic and he wants the forward to become United’s focal point after convincing the player he is “ideally suited for English football”.

Cadena Ser’s El Larguero show reported two week’s ago that an agreement between both clubs and the player was “very close”.

United were believed to have offered Morata a four or five-year contract to replace Ibrahimovic, who was not offered a new deal after injuring his cruciate knee injury.

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