Having broken into the Real Madrid first-team at the age of 18, Alvaro Morata has fully vindicated Jose Mourinho’s decision to throw him into the spotlight at such a tender age.
At just 21 years of age, Morata already boasts an impressive CV having won La Liga, two Copa Del Rey titles, a Supercopa de Espana as well as the Champions League in only four years with the Spanish league’s most successful side.
The 6ft 3in forward began his career at Getafe CF before making the move across the capital to Real Madrid in 2008. Prior to making his full debut for Los Blancos, he progressed through the youth ranks notching 34 goals and winning two youth titles with the Juvenil A in the process.
The Spaniard made his league debut on 12 December 2010 and became more of a regular under ex-Juventus manager Carlo Ancelotti during the 2013/14 season. The faith shown by the Italian throughout the season was highlighted when he introduced Morata to help spark a successful Real Madrid revival during this year’s Champions League final triumph over inter-city rivals Atletico Madrid.
On the international stage, Morata starred in Spain’s European Championship winning Under-19 and Under -21 teams (2011 and 2013 respectively), with whom he also achieved the coveted Golden Boot award at both tournaments.
Massimiliano Allegri’s squad will be bolstered by the arrival of the young Spaniard as he will undoubtedly offer an exciting dimension to the Bianconeri strikeforce.