Alvaro Morata open to competition at Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid forward Alvaro Morata has confirmed he would be happy for an increase in competition for places in the squad.

The Spanish international scored in the 2-0 weekend La Liga win over Osasuna, ending a run of five games without a goal, with Diego Simeone's side moving up to fifth in the table.

However the former Real Madrid striker told a post match interview with Marca, that he would be open to new faces coming to the club in January.

"I am not bothered about another player arriving at the cub."

"They would be well received by the squad."

"We have a great dressing room, and that is the most important thing for a new player."

Atletico Madrid have struggled to replace the goals of Antoine Griezmann so far this season, with Morata scoring six and Joao Feliz and Diego Costa netting just two in the league – with the latter still recovering from surgery.

The lack of cutting edge in the team has increased rumours that Simeone will dip into the winter transfer market to boost his striking options, even if it only a short term deal.

The Argentinian refused to be drawn on potential targets during his own interview, stating that he was confident Morata and Felx woudl return to goalscorig form in the New Year.

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