Tottenham close in on La Liga star

Alvaro Morata (Real Madrid)Tottenham are close to sealing a January loan deal for Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata, with a verbal agreement having been reached between the clubs, according to reports from La Gaceta.

The young Spaniard was linked with a move to the Premier League over the summer, with Spurs and Liverpool credited with an interest in his signature.

However, Carlo Ancelotti insisted that he was needed at the Bernabeu, where he is currently seen as back-up to Karim Benzema.

But, the Italian is thought to be ready to let him move on in search of regular action for the final six months of the season, with Tottenham looking likely to be his destination.

The two clubs are believed to have a working relationship, which has contributed heavily to Gareth Bale and Luka Modric’s moves to the Spanish capital in recent years.

Morata is said to be one of Andre Villas-Boas’ top targets, with the Portuguese coach desperate to add to his side’s attacking options.

Spurs have notched a meagre nine league goals this season, and have the worst conversion rate in the English top tier.

AVB is aware that this must change if a top four finish is to be secured, and is hopeful that Morata can provide a better level of support to Roberto Soldado than is currently being offered by Emmanuel Adebayor and Jermain Defoe – both of whom may leave in January.

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