Does This Means Man Utd Have Signed Álvaro Morata?
Real Madrid striker Álvaro Morata has all but confirmed he is heading to Manchester United this summer after a recent post on social media.
A player’s social media activity can certainly give away hints, and the Spaniard has interacted with a Manchester United fan page’s post that was discussing his potential move to Old Trafford this summer.
The latest report from former-Sky Sports presenter Richard Keys had been that Manchester United have agreed a €70 million (£62m) deal for the striker and that the player was expected to sign a four-year contract with the Red Devils:
Morata deal done. The fee is €70m and he'll sign a 4-year deal at Old Trafford.
— Richard Keys (@richardajkeys) June 10, 2017
Here’s a look at the Instagram post which the player himself Liked that has lead us to believe that Morata is on his way to the Premier League giants:
Álvaro Morata began his career at Real Madrid, breaking into the first team in 2010 under José Mourinho. With limited opportunities at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium he transferred to Juventus during the summer of 2014.
The 24-year-old stayed with the Italian giants for two seasons, winning the Serie A title on both occasions and scoring a consolation goal in their 1-3 UEFA Champions League final defeat to Barcelona in 2015.
In 2016 Real Madrid came calling and activated a buy-back clause of a reported €30 million to re-sign him.
Morata is coming off a season where he made only 14 La Liga starts under Zinedine Zidane, with the Madrid boss often preferring to go with fellow countryman Karim Benzema in the middle of their front three.
The Spanish international was the club’s second top scorer in all competitions this past season, lifting both the La Liga title and Champions League.
With Morata’s future uncertain in Madrid and with Zlatan Ibrahimović potentially sidelined under the start of the New Year, Mourinho and Manchester United have been strongly linked with a move for the striker.
It was reported last week that United’s initial £52.4 million bid for the 24-year-old had been rejected, but news from Richard Keys and activity from the player on social media both point in the direction of José Mourinho signing one of his targets.