Manchester United’s £78million Target Tipped To Be A Spectacular Success In The Premier League

Former Real Madrid assistant manager Aitor Karanka expects Manchester United target Alvaro Morata to be a success in the Premier league, if he moves to Old Trafford this summer. Morata has been made as the primary target for United after failing to secure the signing of Antoine Griezmann. We are in great need of a new centre-forward in order to handle the offensive duties, especially after the departure of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

While it has been reported that United have been able to agree personal terms with Morata, we have not been able to make progress with regard to the agreement of a transfer fee. Real Madrid are demanding around £78million for the striker, while United have offered up to £52million as a starting bid.

Karanka is someone who has seen Morata from close quarters during his time as the Real Madrid assistant manager. At that period, Morata was coming through the ranks at the club and he was seen as a player with a huge potential. Yet, the Spanish outfit let him join Juventus – eventually bringing him back a year later.

Alvaro Morata

One of the reasons for Madrid bringing back Morata was the player’s impressive campaign in Italian football with Juventus. The 24-year-old scored 20 goals in just 43 appearances for Real Madrid last season. Even more impressive is that he has been able to score these goals by coming off the bench a lot of times.

Karanka says that Morata is someone who will excel when given the backing and confidence, and a run in the first team. He said:

“Alvaro fits anywhere. We knew since he was with us at the age of 19 (his talent) and I know him since he was 17 because he came to the Under 17 World Cup in Nigeria. Alvaro is the classic player that can fit anywhere. He has everything. The year he spent at Juventus was good for him to mature. For this (Premier League) football he is a spectacular player.”

Manchester United are really keen on making several new signings in order to strengthen their squad ahead of the pre-season tour which will begin shortly. United are expecting a tough 2017-18 season due to the involvement in four different competitions – including the Champions League. So signing players has become essential. Hopefully, we conclude a deal for Morata sooner than later.