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Man City want Mor as summer swoop spied for Alvaro

| 30.03.2015

Manchester City, 14/1 with Coral to win the Premier League, are reportedly tracking Juventus striker Alvaro Morata, who has scored 11 in 33 appearances across all competitions this season, plus in Spain’s latest Euro 2016 qualifier against Ukraine.

The Spaniard is currently at the Old Lady on a complex two-season loan from Real Madrid, though City may be able to come to an arrangement. Both Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic are said to be available in the summer, and the club may agree to let one of those go to Turin by way of compensation, with Juve showing interest in both players recently.

Should Dzeko and Jovetic leave, it would leave City with just Wilfried Bony and Sergio Aguero in attack. With suggestions that a complete overhaul is set to happen at the Etihad this summer, Morata could be one of many young, dynamic players who come in, with replacements sought for a number of their ageing personnel.

This season, Aguero has been responsible for a lot of City’s goals, scoring 17 in the Premier League and a total of 23 in all competitions.

It all depends on who is in charge this summer, with Manuel Pellegrini’s job said to be under threat. Wolfsburg’s Kevin De Bruyne has been linked, while Yaya Toure could leave.

Whether City play better with two up front in a 4-4-2 or a 4-2-3-1 is a question that is open to debate, with Pellegrini often preferring the former, with Fernandinho and Toure in the middle sitting, complemented by David Silva and Jesus Navas on the flanks.

His predecessor Roberto Mancini was a fan of the latter, which brought with it a more attractive style of play, and tri-telepathy behind the striker, featuring Silva, Toure and Samir Nasri interchanging while servicing Aguero.

With City looking at a move for Morata, who may be joined by De Bruyne, plus more, the high-ups could potentially be looking for a coach who will bring back this attractive style of play.



Matt Haynes

A long-suffering Leeds fan, Matt studied Sports Journalism at university, and has a plethora of multi-industry experience. Having worked on behalf of multiple hedge funds and top-tier investment banks in executive search, he has also had a stint with the BBC and the Press Association. Outside of work, he pursues entrepreneurial activities and likes to keep fit.
Although he has interviewed current England manager Roy Hodgson as well as Rafa Benitez and a number of other names, he is honoured to have spent time in the company of Gordon Banks. Matt enjoys cultivating long-lasting professional and personal relationships, is solution orientated, and supports Coral’s sports content provision.