Tracked by FC Barcelona, Alvaro Morata could overtake Cristiano Ronaldo and become the second player in history in cumulative transfer amounts.
Alvaro Morata will he mark football history in his own way? The Spanish striker has a particularity, that of moving from one big club to another almost every summer, when it is not in winter that he changes colors. After playing for Real Madrid, Chelsea, Atlético and now Chelsea since 2017, the 29-year-old could take over the management of the FC Barcelona.
This is in any case what has been indicated since Thursday by numerous Italian and Spanish media, which indicate that Xavi wants to recruit the native of Madrid. By the way, he could become the third player only to wear the colors of the three giants of Spain, after Bernd Schuster and Miquel Soler. But he should also increase the total amount of his career transfers.
More expensive than Ronaldo?
In this little game, Morata is a crack who weighs 205 million euros. The 20 million that Juventus paid in 2014, the 30 million that Real Madrid paid to recover it in 2016, the 80 million invested by Chelsea in the wake, and the 65 that Atlético de Madrid then bet. Without forgetting the 10 million euros paid by the Juventus to extend his loan.
In the history of football, only two players are stronger in this area: Neymar Jr, with his 310 million spread over just two transfers, and Cristiano Ronaldo, who reached 230 million euros this summer by returning to Manchester United .
Can Morata get closer to CR7 and overtake him? It is possible if theAthletic does not lower its demands, namely the 35 million euros of the call option that appears in the current agreement with Juventus. Other arrangements are however possible, and a loan until 2023 is mentioned this Friday by the Italian journalist Romano Agresti. It will certainly be a paying loan, since Atlético will not want to reinforce a competitor for free. The counter has therefore not finished running.