Atleti wants to buy eight strikers: 'Apparently, I am not a priority'

Álvaro Morata does not feel particularly valued by Atlético Madrid and is pushing for a departure from the club. The striker notices that the media is constantly talking about new forwards that the club plans to bring in, even though he still has a running contract in the Spanish capital.

SoccerDino, Website Writer
Published: 12:13, 13 Jun 2024

Morata is currently focusing on the upcoming European Championship with the Spanish national team, but he cannot escape the rumors surrounding his club, Atlético Madrid. In the radio program El Larguero, the forward, who scored fifteen goals in the last La Liga season, opened up about his feelings.

'I have not had a conversation with the club management yet. When I read in the press that Atleti wants to buy eight strikers, I assume this will not happen anymore,' said Morata, who still has a contract until mid-2026. At 31 years old, Morata feels the years catching up with him. 'I can't stay at Atlético Madrid and then not play and not be a priority.'

However, Morata is not worried. For the first time in his football career, he said, 'It doesn't bother me that my future is not settled. This is the first time in my life. I can't solve everything from here,' referring to Donaueschingen, the German town where Spain is staying during the European Championship tournament. 'With all my experience, I know by now that anything that can distract you is not positive.'

For Morata and Spain, the European Championship begins on June 15 with a tough match: Croatia is their first opponent. Morata started in the friendly match against Northern Ireland last Saturday and scored his 35th goal for Spain. He wore the captain's armband in that match.

Despite the uncertainties at Atlético Madrid, Morata is fully committed to his national team duties. His experience and leadership were evident in the recent friendly, where he not only scored but also led the team as captain. This demonstrates his readiness to take on a pivotal role for Spain in the tournament.

The Spanish squad is counting on Morata’s expertise and goal-scoring ability as they face strong competition in the European Championship. The match against Croatia will set the tone for Spain's campaign, and Morata’s performance will be crucial. His ability to remain focused despite the ongoing club situation showcases his professionalism and dedication to the national team.

As Spain prepares for the European Championship, Morata's situation at Atlético remains a talking point. However, his priority is clear: to give his best for Spain and help the team achieve success in the tournament. The forward's calm demeanor and focus on the present task highlight his maturity and readiness to handle challenges both on and off the field.

Updated: 12:13, 13 Jun 2024