There is some news, which may or may not be true, that Newcastle are interested in Real Madrid’s young striker, Alvaro Morata.
Alvaro Morata – Real Madrid 19 year-old striker
The news is in TribalFootball, so it’s hard to know how much of the story is based on actual fact.
The 19 year-old 6’2″ Madrid-born striker, was signed from Getafe in 2008, and he has made 52 appearances for Real Madrid Castella.
That”s Real Madrid B, or the Madrid Reserve side, which plays in the Spanish second division – and he has scored 26 goals over the last two seasons.
And from our archives, it seems that this is the first time Newcastle have been linked with the player.
He has so far made four appearances for the full Real Madrid side, two this season and two last season.
That’s too too bad a record of goal-scoring in the Madrid Reserve side, and the news is the lad is now in search of first team football in the summer.
Alvaro has played for all the Spanish Youth sides through the U19 level, and has scored 11 goals in just 13 appearances for their strong Spanish U19 side.
Morata was in the Spain squad for the 2011 European U-19 Football Championship in Romania, and he helped the Spanish team win the tournament by scoring six goals, and was the highest goal-scorer in the competition.
He is also very good in the air and at holding up the ball, Alan Shearer style, and he is a very good finisher.
He is fast and mobile, and he’s been compared in style to Spaniard and former Real Madrid striker Fernando Morientes, who spent an unsuccessful stint at Liverpool from 2005-2006.
We have no idea if this story is true, but after looking at this lad, he looks a top young player in the making.