Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that Alvaro Morata is not a target for Tottenham in the summer after revealing conversation with the Spanish forward. Morata earlier revealed that Pochettino had spoken to him regarding a move last summer, which provoked rumours about Tottenham trying to sign the player once again this summer. However, the Tottenham boss has now said that Morata is not a target for Spurs.
Alvaro Morata has lacked severe game time despite his impressive performances for Real Madrid this season whenever he has been given a chance. Though he has played only for 1500 minutes, he has scored 16 goals and 4 assists this season. He has not received his fair share of chances and it is assumed that he has grown frustrated because of this.
Pochettino has now distanced himself from suggestions that Spurs would be interested in the Spanish International. The Argentine praised the striker’s quality but refused to encourage claims that he would arrive at White Hart Lane.
Pochettino said: “I know Morata from when I started my career at Espanyol. The reality was that he sent a text to me when I was manager at Espanyol. He contacted me – it is possible to give so advice and then we kept our relationship, a good relationship. He’s a great kid and a very good player but it’s not realistic that situation – thinking Morata [is] for us.”
This news would come as a disappointment for a majority of Tottenham supporters as the £34m rated striker is undoubtedly a quality player who Spurs would benefit by signing.
Pochettino’s statement clearly indicates that he is ready to stick to Harry Kane and Vincent Janssen next season as well. Though Janssen hasn’t performed well this season, he is still young and the manager might be right in preparing to give the young Dutchman another shot at establishing himself as a regular player at White Hart Lane.
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