Milan Strike Verbal Agreement with Spain Captain Alvaro Morata

Milan have made a significant step forward in their quest to sign experienced Atletico Madrid striker Alvaro Morata. According to Sky Sport Italia via Francesco Nasato, the Italians have agreed on personal terms with the Spain skipper amid talks they’re ready to trigger his release clause.

Morata has emerged as one of the likeliest candidates to replace Olivier Giroud at San Siro. Joshua Zirkzee of Bologna remains a dream signing for Milan, but there’s a feeling Manchester United will price them out of this transfer. Even if they land the Dutchman, they’d still need an out-and-striker.

And Morata fits the bill. The 31-year-old boasts vast Serie A experience after spending four years at Juventus across two different spells. On top of that, his release clause set at only €13 million is affordable to Milan. Last season’s runners-up are ready to activate it after finding common ground with Morata.

He’s currently at EURO 2024 with Spain as La Furia Roja prepare for a mouth-watering semi-final tie against France. Therefore, there’s still enough time for Milan to re-evaluate their options. There’s no doubt Morata would be a decent coup for the Rossoneri.

But he’ll be 32 in October. Milan would ideally address the center-forward issue for years to come. Yet, forced to operate on a tight budget, they can’t afford to choose much. For now, Paulo Fonseca’s options are limited.

Milan will embark on pre-season today with Francesco Camarda and Lorenzo Colombo as the only strikers at Fonseca’s disposal.

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