Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata has been signed by Italian giants AC Milan in a deal estimated to be around 52 million Pounds, according to the recent reports.
The former Juventus striker played in the Serie A for two seasons before returning to Madrid for the present campaign. The 24 year old bagged 15 goals in 27 starts with the ‘Old Lady’ while also notching 12 strikes in Europe’s premier competition, the UEFA Champions League. Morata is famously remembered in Turin for his two goals in the 2015 UCL semis, where he helped the Italians kick out Spanish giants Real Madrid.
After being confined to mostly a role on the bench at the Santiago Bernebeau, the Spanish national looks to have set his sights on the famous San Siro. Although Morata has been an integral part of the Madrid club, he has not been able to cement a regular starting place in Zinedine Zidane’s first team, losing out to Karim Benzema. He has netted 20 goals so far this season and could have got many more had he been given more chances. Already one of the best forwards in the game, it is probably best for this talented player to take his talents to a club that will guarantee him regular playing time.
Morata is in a rich vein of form and has never been given enough opportunities to truly showcase his talents. Whether it be Madrid or Turin, Morata has failed to cement a regular starting berth in the side, despite all his talents. With Chelsea also interested, there is no dearth of choices for this man and a 125,000 pounds a week salary at the Milanese club could just be the best move for the star man.
Morata is complete center forward, a man able to lead the line on his own. He has all the weapons in his armory, whether it be scoring or setting up his teammates. Morata also possesses the unique ability to hold up play and can also play as a target man. With good aerial quality and a knack for finishing, Morata is one of the best in the business at the moment. He has regularly bailed out his teams with important goals, none more so than his goal to seal Juventus’ final berth in the 2015 UCL. He has been a shining light whenever given the chance to play by Zidane and has rarely disappointed.
The fact that the likes of Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo are ahead of him in the pecking order is not fault of his. Obviously the Madrid faithful would have loved to see him stay and fight for a place in the starting XI, much like Isco has done, but it is understandable that the young striker wants to lay as much as he can at the top level, and with AC Milan qualifying for the Europa League, this may well be the best platform for him to take off to the next level.