On Friday, we relayed news from Spain that Alvaro Morata’s agent Juanma Lopez has offered the Chelsea striker to Barcelona.
Journalist Miguel Rico gave three reasons why the deal isn’t feasible, but it looks like the topic is not done and dusted because the front page of Mundo Deportivo reads ‘Debate Morata’.
Following Munir El Haddadi’s move to Sevilla, the club could be looking at the market for his replacement, preferably on loan with an option to buy and the offer of Morata has generated an internal debate.
The Spain international wants to leave the Blues following the lack of confidence from his manager, Maurizio Sarri, which is why he is open to the idea of joining the Blaugrana.
The main hindrance for the La Liga winners in signing the frontman is his wages, loan fee and also the price set by the west London club to sanction his sale in the summer. So far, there is ‘great distance’ between what Barca are ready to offer and what Chelsea are demanding.
In addition to this, the striker is not a priority target to strengthen for Barcelona and even if they want to bring in a player, they would like to have someone who can play anywhere in the front three and not just up front.
Mundo mentions there is debate because Morata is an ‘attractive’ player, but there are many leaders who take decisions.
This includes general manager Pep Segura, technical secretary Eric Abidal, his assistant Ramon Planes, Valverde, vice president Jordi Mestre, president Josep Maria Bartomeu and CEO Oscar Grau.