Man United will sign five-year-contract with deadly striker after agreeing £64m deal

June 11, 2017

As per the Daily Star, Manchester United are on the verge of signing Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid and the striker will travel to England to sign a five-year contract next week.

It is believed that a €73m (£64.1m) deal has been agreed between the two side and the 24-year-old Morata will arrive in England after Spain play their World Cup qualifier against Macedonia on Sunday evening.

The Spanish centre-forward is set to be Man United’s first summer signing as club manager Jose Mourinho looks to bolster his attack ahead of the club’s return to the Champions League next season.

With Antoine Griezmann now staying at Atletico Madrid due to the club’s transfer ban, the Red Devils have been forced to pursue alternative options.

Alvaro Morata is one of Mourinho’s priority targets but the club are also in negotiations with Serie A side Torino over a deal for 23-year-old Andrea Belotti.

The Italian forward has a €100m (£88m) release clause which applies to teams outside of Italy, and Torino are adamant that United must meet that figure if Belotti is to leave.

On the other side, Morata helped Zinedine Zidane’s side win La Liga and the Champions League titles but only started 16 matches in both competitions combined.