Morata: I’d like to play abroad

Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata says he is willing to move overseas to get first-team football.

The 20-year-old, who is a product of Madrid’s academy, has impressed a number of top European clubs with his performances in the current European Under-21 Championships in Israel, where he has scored in each of La Rojita’s opening three games.

Speaking to Cadena Ser’s El Larguero programme, Madrid-born Morata made it clear he is prepared to move abroad if he finds his way into the Madrid starting line-up barred next season.

“If I go I’d like to play overseas,” he confessed.

Morata admitted in an interview with AS some days ago that ‘if the new Coach arrives and brings in one or two strikers then it will be even more difficult’, although there will be no shortage of takers for a player who scored two goals in 14 La Liga appearances last term.

Several Spanish clubs, including Sevilla, have been keeping an eye on his situation at the Santiago Bernabeu and some Premier and Bundesliga outfits are said to be interested.

Morata also spoke of Carlo Ancelotti’s impending appointment as Real Madrid boss.

“I only know him by seeing how he trains his teams. He has coached some of the top sides,” he commented.

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