Upon signing for Manchester United from Real Madrid, Alvaro Morata will become the most expensive Spanish footballer in history.
Jose Mourinho wants to strengthen his team with the striker and hopes to close the transfer for less money than the 90 million euros that Real Madrid are asking.
The agreement between the player and Manchester United is total and his departure, imminent.
In fact, Morata has already informed Real of his plans and everything indicates that the deal will close at around 70m, a figure that would surpass the 58.5m that Chelsea paid Liverpool for Fernando Torres.
The list of most expensive Spanish players in history is completed by Gaizka Mendieta’s transfer to Lazio from Valencia for 48m, Juan Mata, who left Chelsea for Manchester United for 45m and David Villa/Javi Martinez who cost 40m to Barcelona and Bayern Munich respectively.
Liverpool paid 38m for Fernando Torres to Atletico, the same amount that Atleti received for Diego Costa, United paid Athletic Club 36m for Ander Herrera and Real Madrid 35m to Liverpool for Xabi Alonso.
Morata has increased his value on every transfer.
Juventus signed him for 20m euros and the striker had a great season in Italy, even reaching the final of the Champions League that his team lost to Barcelona.
That made Real Madrid decide to exercise the repurchase option, paying the Italians 30m but his price has risen to exceed 70m.