GdS: Morata has ‘mad desire’ to join Milan – he is willing to take a pay cut

By Oliver Fisher -

Alvaro Morata wants to join AC Milan this summer and he is willing to reduce his salary to facilitate the move, according to a report.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport (seen below), Morata has sent clear and strong messages to Milan in recent days. His agent Juanma Lopez made contact with the management of the club to let it be known his client wants to join.

Morata wants to come back to Italy with the full support of Alice Campello – his Venetian wife who he met in Milan – as well as his whole family. The parties have drafted the feasibility plan for the operation as a result.

Jose Mourinho called Morata and asked him to come to Roma and form a pairing with Paulo Dybala, who is one of his best friends as well as godfather of little Bella, the last of Alvaro’s four children. However, he got a polite no from the striker.

Morata wants to play in the Champions League as he has done virtually continuously since 2010, except for 2018 when he played in the Europa League with Chelsea. He is attracted by the idea of ​​starting again as a protagonist in Serie A.

He also knows that Pioli would welcome him with open arms and would offer him a key role in his plans given the desire to find a reliable alternative to Olivier Giroud who will turn 37 this year.

Morata is currently guaranteed €6.5m net per season but he would sign a four-year deal worth €5m net per season with Milan, and there is the possibility he could benefit from the Growth Decree but it is for tax experts to work out given he has left and returned to Italy twice.

Miguel Angel Gil, the CEO of Atletico, and sporting director Andrea Berta have included a €20m clause in the agreement over Morata’s renewal but the Rossoneri are hoping to sign him for €12m.

The alternative is Gianluca Scamacca who could arrive on loan from West Ham, but at the moment Morata’s mad desire to join is making the difference, an added value to be taken into consideration.

Clubs in Saudi Arabia are lurking, with Al Ettifaq ready to offer Morata €30m net per year. It is no coincidence that yesterday Enrique Cerezo, president of Atletico, stated that he does not think Alvaro will go to Italy.

Morata is not of the same opinion, on the contrary he takes his time because he is waiting for the Diavolo and right now the idea of ​​playing for Milan convinces him more than the millions from Arabian sides.

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  1. If it’s for 10-12 mil of fee, then somehow it’s quite acceptable. But if it’s 20 mil & above, we really have gone mad.

      1. The keyword is ‘quite’. If we somehow really need to sign him (from what I read, specifically requested by St Pioli), then the transfer fee shouldn’t be no more than 12 mil (as reported by several news as well).

        As for the salary, 5 mil net, with gross a lot lower because of the growth decree should be quite acceptable. 4 years, so that the transfer fee can be spread more than a shorter based contract.

          1. That’s the thing with net vs gross. In net, yes. In gorss, it might be not. Remember Romagnoli and his gross salary? And Thuram was this (pinching my fingers) to be our second if not the highest paid player. Looks like, as for now, we don’t have bargaining power towards players, other than salary.

            You’re making me like I’m supporting this move btw lol. Just spitting logical fact. In the end, this new Milan is all about emotion-less, soul-less, money 3x, kind of club, right?

          2. well yeah. Gross is more…
            From my exp every club is emotion-less, soul-less, money 3x, kind of club. It has been like that for a long time. That is what football has become.
            Most sports have to be honest

      2. if you don’t pay big transfer fees you have to pay big wages, it isn’t 2015 anymore and Milan can’t expect to sign unknown players and expect them to be good like kalulu

    1. I think a lot of us would prefer Dia but Pioli seems set on Morata for some reason. At least he’s not as bad as Matri who Allegri brought in…

  2. I have swayed in my mind. But 4 years is crazy. 2 year contract would be better. Look what happened with origi. We got him for 4 years. And he sucked after 2 months. Morata will be better. But who knows what he will be in 4 years.

    1. I’ll do you one better, we bought cdk for hefty sum for 5 years yet he flopped after first month of playing on thr pitch

    2. Spending transfer on Player and giving him short contract is more dangerous. Unless it’s a free transfer. First, you can’t spread the transfer fee wide enough in the book. Think of Chelsea with their extremely long contract policy for instant example.

      Second, if we want to sell the player than we’d have low bargaining power as he’ll run out of contract soon.

      So as much as I hate this transfer, if we really, I mean really really have to do this, then 4 years is a more logical choice.

  3. Moneyball? Hhahaha , There are many young players out there, but want to bring in Morata while Milan already has Giroud.

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