Alvaro Morata could have joined Tottenham Hotspur about two years back and played alongside Harry Kane! This is according to Sky Sports.
Yes, it does sound like wishful thinking at this point but the report goes on to state that Mauricio Pochettino was interested in signing him about two years ago. Although Morata, who currently earns £155,000-a-week, was a part of Real Madrid for quite some time, the player struggled majorly for game time and had to compete for a spot with Cristiano Ronaldo. That is a daunting task for even the best of the strikers and the Spaniard was understood to be seeking an exit.
However, the move to Tottenham did not work out and the player eventually joined Chelsea in the summer. After an initial few hiccups, Morata has worked his way to becoming a formidable frontman for the Blues and has even forged a strong partnership with Eden Hazard.
The duo has been quite lethal of late and their combined power has helped Chelsea progress higher up the league. Currently sitting at 2nd place, Antonio Conte’s men have been solid enough in terms of the attack.
Much of that has been because of Morata’s arrival and it is interesting to think of how things could have turned out had he joined Tottenham two years back. The biggest argument against the move was that Morata would not be happy about sharing time on the field with a player like Harry Kane – especially after spending so much time under Ronaldo’s shadow.
According to Pochettino, that was the reason behind his decision to not move but Morata has claimed that he wouldn’t have had a problem with that.
Morata was quoted by Sky Sports as saying:
“No it’s not true. I spoke with him and he said he wanted both [of us] to play together, but there was no chance to come to Tottenham.“For sure I would like to play with Kane, he’s a big player, one of the best strikers in the world, but in this moment when I spoke with him (Pochettino) there was no chance to leave Real Madrid.”
Regardless, things appear to have worked out for him at Chelsea while Kane continues to break new barriers for us, thus making it a win-win for all parties involved.