Alvaro Morata – Did we miss out?

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As we all know Gareth Bale departed Spurs for a little of £85 million. During, the long period of time leading up to the transfer the media feasted on all the speculation about how much for, if he was going and was there going to be any cash plus player deals. Around mid – August, papers were writing about the possibility that the fee would be £70 million plus Real’s young, up-and-coming striker Alvaro Morata. This was suggestion was dismissed and was never written about since, but did we miss out on a new star who is yet to get a break on the international stage.

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Name: Álvaro Morata

DOB: 23rd October 1992

Place of Birth: Madrid,Spain

Height: 6ft 3 inches

Position: Striker

Clubs Appearances Goals
Real Madrid B 83 50
Real Madrid 21 3
Spain U17 6 2
Spain U18 2 3
Spain U19 12 11
Spain U21 9 11

 

As you can see from these very impressive stats that prove he is an outstanding, young attacker who has a very well trained eye for a goal for example for the Spanish U21s 11 goals in 9 games which is a stunning ratio.

He is now beginning to break his way into the Madrid first team and is gradually building on his reputation as a lethal, precise forward that he is. Which you can imagine is difficult when the “A” team is worth a combined £455 million pounds. Using his useful height he is just as deadly in the air as as he is with his feet. He is very powerful and has lots of upper-body strength to hold players off which combined with his immense pace makes him the perfect attacking asset any team could want.

Although our current first team strikers (Soldado, Defoe and Adebayor) are incredibly experienced with a total of 1075 appearances in their professional careers he has the potential to be the next world class player. Should AVB have risked trying to develop a new player or was he right trying to rely on the experienced players to try and adapt to a new league after possibly being set in their ways?

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Yeah he's an excellent player, but we didn't miss out as Real didn't want to let him go and given that he was promised more playing time no doubt he was reluctant to move without first seeing if they honoured that promise. You can only really miss out if a player wants to move and his club will sell

  2. Morata has the potential to be a big big player on the world stage and I would have loved to have him the squad at the expense of Adebayor. Bazza is right though because RM were not gonna let him leave so we didnt miss out as he was never available

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