After releasing Swedish football god Zlatan Ibrahimovic from the ranks of Manchester United, Mourinho put himself in a situation where he is compelled to sign a striker that would step into the big shoes of the former Paris Saint Germain forward.
Even before completing a deal for Victor Lindelof, the name of Alvaro Morata was on the finger tip of media outlets and fans as a prime transfer target for the Red Devils. It now appears that Man United have not submitted any bid for the striker as confirmed by the President of Real Madrid but the Club’s Chief did not quell the possibility of the player leaving when he made his submission.
Morata returned to Madrid after a two-year spell with the Old Lady only to play regularly from the bench. Jose Mourinho called the player and assured him of constant game time at Old Trafford but Chelsea joined in his chase. However, Man United appears to be his most probable destination but the whopping £79.5m price tag on him may be the stumbling block and a big blow to the move, reports the Sun.
Perez explicitly stated that they have not received offers for the player from Man United.
“I believe we are not negotiating with Manchester United, which does not mean that there are not people around him who are talking, which is normal,” he said. “I have read that we have reached an agreement for I don’t know how many million euros, but it is not true.”
If he is signed for his price tag, he would become the second most expensive footballer on the earth just after Pogba. But why should Mourinho spend such amount on just a player? it would amount to reckless spending if he does.