Alvaro Morata Mancheter United transfer target

The sale of Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid to Manchester United is still ongoing with the English club keen to make him the second signing this summer.

Following the injury to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, United are in the market for an inspirational striker and Morata certainly fits the bill.

Now in his second spell at Real since returning from a two-year stint at Juventus, the Spain international striker bagged 20 goals from 43 games last season.

The “Red Devils” have made Morata their primary target moving into the summer after Madrid city rivals Atletico, announced that French international Antoine Griezmann had signed a contract extension.

With Atletico still under a transfer ban, it was expected they would not sanction the move, as they would be unable to bring in a replacement until the January 2018 transfer window.

Another option for Jose Mourinho would be Romelu Lukaku, the big Belgian forward has recently expressed his desire to play Champions League football and with the Europa League victory last season, United can offer this.

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However, with Lukaku looking to favour a return to former club Chelsea as his next move, the only real option for the “Special One” is Morata.

The 24-year-old is reportedly keen to test himself in the Premier League, but the Madrid giants are keen for the local lad to stay at the club, and reports claim they will not accept anything less than the full valuation.

It remains to be seen whether United will stump up the cash but Morata would certainly be an asset to not only the club but also the Premier League as a whole, interesting times ahead.