Report: Spurs and Liverpool want Alvaro Morata, he'll consider his future next week

Alvaro Morata

Liverpool and Tottenham are reportedly in the race to sign Juventus striker Alvaro Morata.

According to Spanish newspaper Marca, Spanish striker Alvaro Morata will begin to decide his complicated future next week, with Liverpool and Tottenham both keen to sign him.

Morata, 23, came up through the ranks at Real Madrid after spells with Atletico Madrid and Getafe, making his name with Real Madrid's Castilla side with 45 goals in 83 games.

The centre forward did make the step up to Real's first team, but he was largely used as a backup to Karim Benzema, scoring just 11 goals in 52 games before being sold to Juventus in the summer of 2014.

15 goals last season and another 11 this term have established Morata as a proven goalscorer for Juve, and he's now in line to feature for Spain at Euro 2016 - but his club future is up in the air.

Real Madrid, according to Marca, have activated a buy-back clause in Morata's contract, meaning he will head back to the Bernabeu this summer; though that may not be the end of the matter.

Morata wants first-team football, and given that Real still have Benzema in their ranks, it's unlikely that he would lead the line for Zinedine Zidane's side despite impressing for Juventus.

Marca report that, with Juventus unable to pay the €40m (£31.7m) fee to land Morata for good with no buy-back clause, England could be Morata's destination, with a host of clubs interested, including Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.

With Tottenham needing a new striker to offer competition for Harry Kane, Morata could fit the bill, but again he wouldn't be guaranteed first-team football ahead of Kane.

Meanwhile, Liverpool are still unable to rely on the injury-prone Daniel Sturridge on a weekly basis, and snapping up Morata as their new first-choice striker would be a fascinating move from Jurgen Klopp's men.

The report adds that Morata will begin to consider his future next week, with a decision expected soon in what is a very complicated situation.

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