Transfer spectacular: Man Utd set to break bank for hitman with world record £181m fee
Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata could cost Manchester United a staggering total of £181 million, according to a report in The Sun.
The newspaper claim that the La Liga club are demanding an up front fee of £90 million for the striker.
On top of the fee, the Sun report that the striker has already agreed personal terms with United for a five-year-contract with a £350,000-a-week wage, which will equate to £91 million.
Jose Mourinho’s club broke the world transfer record last summer after signing Paul Pogba for a staggering £89 million, and the club look likely to break the record again during this transfer window.
It is said that bosses at Madrid are happy with Morata’s agent, Juanma Lopez, negotiating wages but are still adamant that they get the highest fee possible for the player.
It is reported that they think they can squeeze even more out of United after their reported willingness to spend £100 million on Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann.
It is said that United have already tabled a bid of £65 million for the star, however the fee was rejected.
The Spanish international appeared 43 times for Real Madrid last season across all competitions and netted an impressive 20 goals for the club.
The 24-year-old’s striking prowess would be desirable for Mourinho as the squad is lacking in attacking options after Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s injury led to him being left off United’s retained players list last week.
Morata has been back with Real Madrid for just one season after joining from Juventus on a five-year-deal for a lesser amount of £25 million, and the goal-machine still has four years left on his contract with the La Liga giants.