Manchester United and Real Madrid discussed Alvaro Morata’s possible deal earlier this summer before the Red Devils signed Romelu Lukaku.
Jose Mourinho says that United were priced out of a move as he wanted to go as high as £60 million for the Spanish international but Real put a hefty £75 million price tag. Although many accused Ed Woodward of not being able to seal the deal, Mourinho stressed that both parties could not reach an agreement.
“I don’t like to speak about players who aren’t ours because Morata is not our player. I am nobody to speak about players from Real Madrid,” Mourinho said. “Yes, we have had interest, that is obvious and it’s public. We have not come to an economic agreement, that is obvious as well. But it’s a Real Madrid’s right to ask for their players the amount of money that they want”, he continued.
“We do not determine what the price is of a player of Real Madrid, Real Madrid do that. And we didn’t arrive at an agreement with Real Madrid. I do not criticise Madrid and I am not going to criticise my board because my board has made the offer, and they have tried to reach an agreement during a time, and they didn’t come to an agreement. It’s simple,” the gaffer concluded.
It seems that the transfer window isn’t completely going on Mourinho’s way, but he is patient and knows that he still need to bring two or three fresh faces to Old Trafford.