Morata ‘United’s top target’

Real Madrid and Spain international striker Alvaro Morata is top of Manchester United’s wish list of signings this summer, say reports.

According to the Telegraph, the 24-year-old "is United's top target as they aim to make the key signing to succeed Zlatan Ibrahimovic as their main centre-forward."

The future of Ibrahimovic is under scrutiny as he is out-of-contract and recovering from a cruciate ligament knee injury and Jose Mourinho is said to be prioritising the signing of a ‘number nine’ striker to take the Swede’s mantle.

Madrid are said to be willing to sanction Morata’s sale for €60m this summer, having only re-signed the striker from Juventus last summer.

The Madrid-native netted 15 La Liga goals last campaign despite making only 14 starts and he is said to be seeking first-team opportunities elsewhere, with United, Milan and Chelsea all heavily linked.

Tags Alvaro Morata Manchester United