However, where Real are thought to agree in principle for striker Morata’s permanent move to their fellow Madrid-based team, they are at odds with Getafe over the structure of a deal for former Azulones player Leon.
The Royal Emirates Group-owned club only want to bring their 24-year-old former winger back to the Coliseum Alfonso Perez on a loan deal, but Real are looking to secure a sale only deal, in the region of €8m and representing a €2m-loss inside 12 months. Exciting winger Leon has struggled to break into Jose Mourinho’s plans, with reports through the season of a poor attitude and application in training part of the reason.
The more interesting side of the double-player rumour however, is Morata’s potential move. Just last week the 18-year-old spoke to the Press of his happiness at Real, and his belief that he would break into the first team. Having recently signed a deal to 2015 – reflective of the hype surrounding his ability with the Real Madrid Castilla team – it was thought he was a name for the future.
The Real No 9, who scored 15 goals in 28 appearances for the B team is now thought open to the opportunity of first-team action with Getafe, a team looking to flex their new-found financial strength in the market since their takeover in April.
Morata would join fellow Real Madrid youth product Pablo Sarabia, who transferred to Getafe last week, whilst he would be the fourth Castilla player sold by Real this summer, after Sarabia and fellow youngsters Juanan and Juan Carlos, who signed for Fortuna Dusseldorf and Real Zaragoza respectively.