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Where Does Alvaro Morata Go This Summer?

Alvaro-MorataLost in the World Cup headlines this week was the comment from Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti that 22-year-old striker Alvaro Morata will be sold this summer.

“The player wants to look for an opportunity where he can play more and the club agrees with this,” Ancelotti said. “If he leaves it would be good that he would have the chance to play. If Morata goes we have to think about getting a young forward with the same characteristics.”

Real Madrid are not used to losing talented young player, especially one who is out on contract in 12 months time. According to a report in AS, the European champions want €30 million to sell him outright, or €18 million with a repurchase option.

Neither option sounds appealing to me. Thirty million euros is far to much for a striker who has 12 months left on his contract, and has not proven that he can play and score on a regular basis. Eight of his nine goals this season came as a sub.

As for the buyback clause, why would someone like Arsenal agree to that? They take the risk, play Morata every week, he develops into a superstar and Real Madrid can buy him back for around €25 million? Doesn’t sound like a good deal either.

But regardless, someone will take Morata because at his age, he has the potential to develop into one of the best strikers in Europe.

Morata’s agents want a deal completed as soon as possible and Italian sides Juve and Inter have already spoken to Madrid; while Arsenal are reportedly interested are are Bundesliga sides Wolfsburg and Dortmund.

According to AS the main problem for Madrid is that the majority of the possible buyers aren’t keen on a repurchase option (except for Wolfsburg and Dortmund) or they want the premium Madrid has to pay in the future increased beyond 30%.

Where do you think Álvaro Morata will end up this summer? Italy, Germany or England?