Alvaro Morata has really turned into a gem of a player after moving away from Real Madrid. As much as the potential we had seen him at Castilla, he kind of but mostly fulfilled at Juventus. Last season was completely fruitful for the Madrid born striker while playing for the Turin side. 20 goals in all competitions including some very important strikes that helped Juventus win the Italian Serie A, Coppa Italia and making it to the finals of the UEFA Champions League where in there as well he had scored a goal.
But entering into his second season, reports suggest that he finds himself very uncomfortable at the Turin and wants to return to his home in Madrid. Some reports even suggest that he is pretty uncomfortable playing in a new position for the Bianconieri. Even though he personally has denied any links back to Real Madrid, his agent has been pretty much in touch with the representatives back in Madrid. So is a return back to Real Madrid on the cards?
On a personal point of view, I think he can pretty much fare the system Rafael Benitez is applying in Real Madrid. An unavailable Karim Benzema and a misfiring Cristiano Ronaldo is not really going according to the plan Rafael Benitez had created for the season. And showing lack of faith in another available striker in Jese is making it even worse on how things have been panning out recently.
Alvaro is a kind of player that Rafa, or in fact any manager would love to have in his team. A clinical striker who would also love to dribble past so many defenders. It’s true that he needs to work a bit more on his finishing but it can be fine as he ages more and experiences as well. And as I’ve kept on mentioning in whichever posts I’ve written, Rafael Benitez has a real love for Spanish Talents. During his time at Liverpool, he had the same kind of a player in Fernando Torres who went on to global super-stardom under Rafa himself. At Chelsea, he had built his team around Spanish playmaker Juan Mata who also went onto establish himself as one of the game’s artists. And now at Real Madrid he can build his team around Morata provided if he returns back to Real. A huge enhancer of such talents can make Morata even more better than how he is at the moment. And also it can increase his chances of becoming a Spanish National Team regular as well.
And with recent rumours linking him to a move back, it becomes increasingly likely that he will return back sooner or later. Let’s hope he comes back to Real and we Madridistas will welcome him with open arms. Doesn’t matter if he had scored to knock us out from the coveted Champions League competition, but he was doing his job. At Real he can knock out others as well. 😉
Would seriously love to have you back here.