Manchester United signing Alvaro Morata this summer is ‘a genuine possibility’ as Erik ten Hag seeks reinforcements to his frontline before the transfer deadline on September 1st.
The Red Devils can currently call upon Anthony Martial and Cristiano Ronaldo to lead the line, but injury to Martial and lack of fitness on Ronaldo’s part saw Christian Eriksen start as a striker in their opening day defeat to Brighton.
And the club have been looking to strengthen their forward options all summer; they have been priced out of a move for Ajax forward Antony and have seen Benjamin Sesko reject a move to Old Trafford in favour of an RB Leipzig switch next summer.
They even failed with an astonishing move for former West Ham striker Marko Arnautovic, where a move only broke down following significant backlash as Bologna continued to raise his price.
Now, they have turned their attentions elsewhere as they scramble to provide Erik ten Hag with options. One of those under consideration is former Chelsea, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Juventus forward Alvaro Morata.
As per The Athletic, “Morata is a genuine possibility”, and “sources say United have held talks over the Atletico Madrid striker, who is thought to be available for €35million (£29.6m, $36m)”, should the Red Devils wish to make the move.
Morata struggled in England during his time with the Blues, developing a reputation for missing “easy” chances as he grabbed 24 goals in 72 appearances, one goal every 178 minutes.
He has since found form elsewhere, scoring 20 goals across the last two seasons for Juventus, and the 29-year-old has remained playing for the European elite since his failed spell with Chelsea.