Vicente del Bosque insists he would persuade Manchester United target Alvaro Morata not to leave Real Madrid were he still at the club.
Morata’s main aim is cementing his place in the first-team for Spain, but it doesn’t seem possible as he’s currently playing behind Karim Benzema at Real Madrid and isn’t picking up regular game-time.
He’s still managed to score 20 goals with his lack of minutes and reports suggest personal terms have been agreed between Morata’s camp and United.
Speaking about Morata, Vicente del Bosque claims Morata has to make a decision on his future soon.
“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.”
Madrid were holding out for a fee of at least €80 million, but it seems they’re willing to negotiate and move closer to Man United’s valuation of the 24-year-old.
President Florentino Perez has denied that any formal negotiations with United have taken place but he’ll be looking to keep a potential exit quiet whilst both clubs continue talks.