Blow for Man United in Alvaro Morata’s transfer, coach tells player to remain at Madrid

Alvaro Morata is currently the most talked about Manchester United transfer target. News broke earlier today that the Spaniard has decided the quit Real Madrid and join Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.

The move is one that is highly desired by the fans of Manchester United but the former Real Madrid and Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque reckons that he would persuaded the striker to stay put at the Santiago Bernabeu if he were yet the man at the helms for Madrid.

Reports in England have indicated that the player has decided to call time at Madrid after informing his friends that a move is in the offing. Albeit Man United bid for the player was initially thrown out, president of Madrid Florentino Perez has agreed to lower the  €80m tag for the player in order to accelerate his move.

Perez has known Morata since he joined Real Madrid as a kid and he spoke to El Transistor, and sent a message to Madrid not to allow the player leave.

“These are decisions for the players,” Del Bosque said. “If I were the Real Madrid coach I would like him to stay. He is a senior Spain international and Madrid should never let go the best players.”

Morata played a huge role in the success of Madrid last season but most of them came as a substitute appearance. When the move to Man United is completed, Morata is certain of playing regularly as the lead attack of the Red Devils.

Meanwhile, Chelsea were also linked with a move for the striker as Conte hoped for a reunion.