It has not been a simple decision to leave Real Madrid, but Alvaro Morata wants to feel important and to have minutes in decisive matches, something that Jose Mourinho will give him at Manchester United.
The striker is fed up with playing only when others need to take a rest and for this reason, he told the Los Blancos hierarchy of his intentions on Friday morning.
Before Juanma Lopez, his agent since the age of 14, passed through the offices of the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, the player received a call that cleared any doubts he might have had regarding what could be his next destination.
“Come to me, you will be important,” Mourinho told him directly.
The Portuguese has been very sincere in the two communications he has had with Morata and the coach has made him see, in a conversation where respect for Real Madrid has prevailed above all, just what type of role he would be expected to fulfil.
Mourinho wants Morata and intends to use him as a reference point for his attack.
He has made it very clear how and where he wants the Spaniard’s presence in the English team, and the striker will be handed the responsibility to lead the attack at United.
The Portuguese reminded him that it was whilst he was on the bench at Real, Morata signed his first professional contract.
Mourinho believes that the striker has evolved as a player too, and now he has moves that make him a true No.9.
His passing through Italy has led him to know how to play with his back to the goal, and, together with his physical power and that learning in hand, we now see a stronger Morata than in the past.
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In addition, the coach has made him see the quality that Manchester United will have next season.
He has told Morata that the club is going to return to be powerful, and with the first goal of sealing the Premier League but not forgetting the Champions League, although the latter is a longer term goal.
The striker, in addition to listening, has wanted to know the opinion of the Spanish players at United, with Ander Herrera and David de Gea making the greatness of the English team very clear.
On Monday, a new meeting will take place between the agent of the player and Real, at which time the offer of the English club, which Madrid hopes will reach the 90 million euro mark, will be forthcoming.
Everything indicates that the proposal from United will be around 70 million.