Man United closing in on second signing but club want huge fee – report
Manchester United are close to completing a deal to sign Alvaro Morata but Real Madrid's demands are holding the transfer up, according to reports in Italy
Manchester United are close to completing a deal to make Alvaro Morata their second summer signing, according to reports in Italy.
Gianlucadimarzio.com is reporting that the Red Devils have agreed terms with the 24-year-old striker but Real Madrid are holding up the potential deal.
The same article states that los Blancos want an enormous fee for the Spanish striker despite Morata spending most of the 2016-17 season on the bench.
According to the Italian media outlet, the Real Madrid striker wants to move to Old Trafford this summer but Jose Mourinho and Manchester United will have to be patient in negotiating a fee with the Champions League winners.
Morata was a second-half substitute in Real Madrid’s 4-1 win against Serie A giants Juventus in the Champions League final at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff earlier this month.
The Spanish centre-forward moved to Real Madrid in a £29m deal from Juventus after los Blancos sold the striker to the Serie A giants in 2014.
However, Morata saw his first-team opportunities in Madrid restricted last season and only made 13 La Liga starts for the Spanish side, prompting talk of a potential transfer away from the Bernabeu this summer.
Manchester United confirmed their first summer signing on Wednesday when they officially unveiled defender Victor Lindelof, who completed a transfer from Benfica.