Jose Mourinho keen on signing Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata – report

by Leo Nieboer

Jose Mourinho has expressed a desire to secure the services of Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata over the summer, according to reports. 

The Portuguese, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s future remaining unclear in the wake of his knee injury, has been seeking a potential replacement for the Swede next season, with Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe and Kasper Dolberg among those reportedly on his radar.

Morata, who was resigned by Madrid last year, has claimed 15 goals in 25 La Liga appearances this season and 20 goals in all competitions.

And according to Spanish media outlet Don Balon, Mourinho will attempt to convince club president Florentino Perez to sell the 24-year-old over the summer.

If you’re looking for a big game striker, somebody who doesn’t shirk when the pressure is on, look no further than Morata. The Spaniard, in the space of two seasons, won the Champions League with Madrid, knocked them out at the semi-final stage with Juventus, before scoring an equaliser against Barcelona in the final.

Too many forwards have wilted in front of goal this season, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Marcus Rashford (11) coming the closest to Ibrahimovic’s total of 28 goals under Mourinho.

With this in mind, Morata feels like an ideal addition to the squad.

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