PSG identify Morata as ideal replacement for Cavani


PSG identify Morata as ideal replacement for Cavani

Picture: Nazionale Calcio, CC By 2.0

Alvaro Morata has been at Stamford Bridge for only a few months, but his future seems to be uncertain after the Spaniard's revelations about his dislike for London life.

Despite Morata later softening the statement by saying he would be willing to sign a 10-year deal with The Blues, oil-funded Paris Saint-Germain are reported to be monitoring the forward.

The wealthy Ligue 1 side is chasing the former Juventus and Real Madrid ace as they have identified him as an ideal replacement for Edinson Cavani in case the Uruguayan leaves Paris.

The rumours of Cavani's departure, the Ligue 1 top scorer in 2016/2017, follow his spat with teammate Neymear over a penalty kick argument between the two in a match against Olympique Lyon in September.

The former Napoli front-man scored 35 goals last season. He has netted 101 goals for Les Parisien since he joined the six-time Ligue 1 winners in 2013.

Morata shocked many when openly speaking that he had been homesick for his home country. He explained that one day he would return to the Spain capital,but not before winning silverware with Chelsea. There is, however, a possibility that he could be financially tempted to move to PSG in the summer should the Blues fail to win a trophy this season.

Morata’s performances at Los Blancos were impressive with 20 goals, six assists in 43 matches (all competitions), in fact proving to be a more effective player than Karim Benzema. The former scored 19 goals from 1.701 minutes played, while the French striker racked up 17 goals in 2.892 minutes played. But his lack of playing time ultimately forced him to join the Blues with Zinedine Zidane later admitting that Madrid should not have sold him. 

Morata's fine form has continued at Chelsea as he has scored seven goals in the Premier League this season, including one against Manchester United last week.



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Premier League 2017/18

# Team P GD Pts
1 Manchester City FC 30 65 81
2 Manchester United FC 30 35 65
3 Liverpool FC 31 39 63
4 Tottenham Hotspur FC 30 34 61
5 Chelsea FC 30 25 56
6 Arsenal FC 30 14 48
7 Burnley FC 30 1 43
8 Leicester City FC 30 2 40
9 Everton FC 31 -13 40
10 AFC Bournemouth 31 -12 36
11 Watford FC 31 -16 36
12 Brighton & Hove Albion 30 -12 34
13 Newcastle United FC 30 -10 32
14 Swansea City FC 30 -17 31
15 Huddersfield Town 31 -27 31
16 Crystal Palace FC 31 -18 30
17 West Ham United FC 30 -21 30
18 Southampton FC 30 -15 28
19 Stoke City FC 31 -29 27
20 West Bromwich Albion FC 31 -25 20