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Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata is reportedly “angry” that the Spanish club priced him out of a move to the Premier League by demanding Manchester United and Chelsea pay £80 million to sign him.
According to Diario Gol (via the Express‘ Jack Otway), Morata “is hellbent on quitting Real” and is unhappy that United were put off by Real’s demands, instead opting to sign Romelu Lukaku, while Chelsea are “reluctant” to meet the valuation.
Real manager Zinedine Zidane rotated his squad to excellent effect in 2016-17 and Morata, 24, made 26 La Liga appearances—12 from the bench—netting 15 goals and providing five assists, per WhoScored.com.
However, the Spain international was still very obviously a squad player, rarely starting the key matches with Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema preferred.
According to Diario Gol (via Otway), Morata does not want to spend another season down the pecking order at the Santiago Bernabeu, hence his frustration that Real are making it so hard for other clubs to sign him.
There may be a way out, though, with AC Milan reportedly closing in on signing him, per Gazzetta dello Sport:
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A.C. Milan are ‘on the verge’ of signing Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid for €70M, per @Gazzetta_it https://t.co/HeErF8C6rK
Morata has experience in Italy having played for Juventus between 2014 and 2016, so a switch to the San Siro could be an ideal move.