Morata agrees personal terms with Manchester United – report

Date published: Friday 9th June 2017 2:34

Real Madrid frontman Alvaro Morata has agreed a deal to join Manchester United, according to the Daily Telegraph.

The report claims the Spain striker has “agreed in principle to the terms that will be offered” and now United must negotiate a fee with Real for the forward.

United have already seen a bid of £52.3million rejected by Real and they are hoping that an offer of around £60million will be enough to see the 24-year-old move to Old Trafford.

Sky Sport Italia claimed earlier in the week that Real were looking for around £78million for the Spain forward, who scored against Colombia on Wednesday night.

The report claims United goalkeeper David de Gea, whom Marca claim is now not a target for Real, was not included in the offer.

Mourinho is believed to have made Morata his No.1 strike target, but if United cannot prise him away from the Spanish capital then they will pursue Torino frontman Andrea Belotti.

Morata scored 20 goals and claimed six assists in 43 games for Madrid this season as they claimed the La Liga and Champions League titles.

Madrid-born Morata came through the Real Madrid academy to make his first-team debut in December 2010, before signing for Juventus in the summer of 2014 for £17.5million.

In June 2016, Real Madrid exercised a buy-back clause to bring Morata back from Juventus for £26.2million and the forward has established himself as a key member of Zinedine Zidane’s squad

Morata’s agent Juanma Lopez confirmed his client was desperate for regular football.

“He doesn’t want to go through another season like that. It was a great season, but he wants to play more,” said Lopez. “Alvaro is a player who wants to play a more important role.

“He wants to play more. That’s normal for a striker who’s scored 19 goals. It’s not enough.”

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