Morata refuses to rule out summer move amid Milan links: “Nothing is certain”

By Isak Möller -

Alvaro Morata has been heavily linked with a move to AC Milan in the last 24 hours, with the Rossoneri moving on from Joshua Zirkzee. In an interview earlier today, the striker was asked about his future and refused to rule out anything. 

Morata scored 21 goals and assisted an additional five for Atletico Madrid this past season, showcasing his importance once again. He has also done well with Spain at the Euros, and Milan are now eyeing up his €13m release clause.

The main obstacle, however, is convincing the player to leave the Spanish side. In an interview with Deportes Cuatro earlier today, as transcribed by MilanEye, Morata was asked about his future with Atleti and refused to rule out a summer move.

“My future? Now I’m focused on the Euros, what I wanted was to be calm, but in football nothing is certain, and we will have to see how everything ends, and we will see what happens.

“My Instagram post about staying at Atletico? It’s my opinion, but there are times when in Spain it’s complicated for me, I just want this to end in the best possible way, because it could be my last year in the national team.

“Am I going to decide my future after the Euros? It depends on how everything goes in the end, it’s difficult to make such a decision, but I think it’s also a possibility,” he stated.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is working hard to convince the Spaniard and it remains to be seen what the final answer will be. Having missed out on Joshua Zirkzee, now set to join Man Utd, the Rossoneri need to secure a striker soon.

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  1. I think the “Ibrahimovic is working hard” stuff is nonsense, but if it wasn’t I would imagine Mora’s response would be something like “leave me the heck alone, I’m focused on a Euros semi final – you wouldn’t know what that’s like”

  2. Only question is why would he move to Milan.

    Playing 2 seasons not only in his country, but also in his hometown, being a starter player there, scoring solid amount of goals, Atletico is imo at similar level as Milan. Also he has quite a solid salary at Atletico with still 2 years of contract and there are rumours in Milan he would earn less.

    It doesn’t make sense why would be move back to Italy and join Milan, unless he either wants a new challenge or they tipped him in Atleti that he should move on because they don’t want him there no more. From this interview he sends signals that something might happen with the transfer tho.

    1. I understand that he likes living in Italy, his wife is Italian and their kids have Italian names.

      Then if Atleti are rumoured to be interested in Dovbyk and with João Felix coming back he might be looking at reduced minutes.

    2. He has complained many times about his treatment by the fans and media in Spain. Mostly for his play with the national team, but he has said he prefers playing abroad.

  3. I’m not against Morata, I think he could be a great addition and his experience in Serie A is a plus. What I’m concern about is about how the management don’t keep their ‘promises’ again. They said, from the previous season, this season’s transfer would be more targeted transfer. A targeted transfer means that the player has been long followed and they believe that the player’s character will best-suit to this current Milan.

    Zirkzee is a nice example. I think his character is well fitted to our team. But now, suddenly we went with Morata. It’s more like an accidental and opportunist kind of transfer rather than a targeted one. Surely he’s not our main target, or even 2nd or 3rd choice. He’s there simply because he turned out to have low release clause and is available.

    This is concerning. We should have a reliable team foundation by now. And what we need to do is to add players with certain characteristics that would be an added value towards that foundation. Not the other way around.

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