Fabrizio Romano has posted an update on the status of Alvaro Morata, who has just returned to Atletico Madrid following a two-year loan at Juventus and was the subject of Manchester United interest during the transfer window.
According to Romano “Alvaro Morata will stay at Atletico Madrid. Message very clear from both club and player side”. The message is simple, the 183-goal man is not going anywhere this summer, as both he and his team are happy with the arrangement.
Alvaro Morata Staying at Atletico Madrid Despite Manchester United Interest
Álvaro Morata will stay at Atlético Madrid. Message very clear from both club and player side. 🚨⚪️🔴 #DeadlineDay
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 1, 2022
Player and Club Happy
Earlier in this window, Laurie Whitehall linked the Spanish forward with a move to Manchester United but nothing materialised. After two years in Italy, it seems like both sides are happy for the former Chelsea man to stay in Madrid and contribute.
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Although the 29-year-old enjoyed a strong stint in Turin, the signing of Dusan Vlahovic was going to cut into his game time, which has sent him back to his parent club.
🚨 Manchester United have ended their interest in Àlvaro Morata after Atletico Madrid demanded €35m for the striker.
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— Transfer News Live (@DeadlineDayLive) August 24, 2022
One of the main reasons Diego Simeone will be happy to keep Morata on hand is his track record of scoring goals. The player has 183 goals to his name throughout an illustrious career, and enjoyed a somewhat fruitful period while in Italy as he scored 32 times across his two seasons there.
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The veteran is also accustomed to La Liga having started his career there for Real Madrid where he managed to net 11 goals with relatively limited playing time, before hitting the back of the net 20 times in his best campaign with Los Blancos. After making his switch to the other side of Madrid he has picked up the form that abandoned him at Stamford Bridge, with 24 goals to his name playing under Diego Simeone.
After a hot start to the season both the player and his team will be hoping to kick on and replicate the form that saw him score 20 times in a single season for their rivals in the capital.