Álvaro Morata could become the second reinforcement of Barcelona

Barcelona is one signing away from having their second major reinforcement of the season. The Spanish media As reported on Monday that the operation for Álvaro Morata is 95% closed and that only “insignificant fringes” remain for the 29-year-old forward to become a new Barça footballer. In this way, in the next few days he would land from Turin to undergo a medical examination and join the newcomer, Ferran Torres.

The transfer would be a loan for six months that is planned to be extended to 18. Xavi Hernández intends to be able to count on him for the semifinal against Real Madrid for the Spanish Super Cup, next Wednesday, January 12. However, to be able to register it they will have to part with some players. Ousmane Dembélé, Samuel Umtiti and Philippe Coutinho, the favorites to leave the club.

It is worth mentioning that Barcelona will be the third big team in Spain in which Morata will be. He made his debut at Real Madrid – where he had two stages – and in 2020 Atlético de Madrid bought his pass from Chelsea. In fact, the pact with the Colchonero was facilitated by the fact that they have to pay the Blaugrana 40 million of the purchase option for Antoine Griezmann.

Álvaro Morata’s numbers in the current season with Juventus

Matches played: 23

As starter: 18

Goals: 7

Assists: 2

The league

Despite the losses, Barcelona beat Mallorca

On the 19th date of the Spanish tournament, the Culé team, which suffered 16 casualties, beat the Balearic club 1-0.

On the 19th date of La Liga in Spain, Barcelona beat Mallorca 1-0 at the Visit Mallorca stadium. For this first game of the year, the Culé team had a total of 16 important casualties, eight of them due to coronavirus.

For the first half, Barcelona had clear opportunities and, mainly, aerial ball plays. Meanwhile, Mallorca tried to fight and showed attack intentions, but did not have dangerous arrivals in the rival goal.

At the end of the first half, after a cross from Óscar Mingueza, Luuk de Jong headed in and made it 1-0 in favor of the team led by Xavi Hernández.

Meanwhile, the second part of the match was a little more even and fought, but with few clear goal situations on the part of both teams. In the discount, Mallorca came very close to leveling the game with a very clear chance from Costa that was stopped by Ter Stegen, who took the ball almost over the line.

On the next matchday, Barcelona will face Granada, on Saturday the 8th at 2.30pm; while Mallorca will play with Levante, the same day at 10.

(TyC Sports)

Shubham Bangwal

Shubham Bangwal Senior Journalist at People News Chronicle whose Special interest is in Politics, Crime, Entertainment and Technology news.

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