Liverpool are the latest club to make a firm offer to Real Madrid to loan their 21 year old striker Alvaro Morata, according to Wednesday's copy of Marca. The sport newspaper say that after Arsenal making several approaches, the most recent has come from Liverpool as Morata sees his chances in Madrid lessening.
The youngster has made 10 La Liga appearances so far this season but hasn't got on the pitch in the league since November. His chances have been taken away by 20 year old Jesse who is getting increasing opportunities and taking them. Morata has been leapfrogged and it can't be a great situation for him.
Marca say that even though he's now out of favour with Carlo Ancelotti he'll have to struggle through because Real Madrid are hesitant to sell the player. That's largely because he's a product of their youth system and they want to keep him at the club to show they can produce players and rival La Masia.
That's not great news for Liverpool's chances of signing the player but if Morata insists on a loan this winter, and makes that public, then it could be hard for Madrid to be seen to be holding his career back and yet still not playing him.
Liverpool have also been linked this week with an offer to Barcelona's Martin Motoya, and the two links would suggest Brendan Rodgers is keeping an eye on young players in Spain to help build his Liverpool squad.
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