According the rumor mill, Alvaro Morata could be on his way to FC Barcelona for a loan by January.
The Spanish striker is currently going through a rough patch of football this season. With just 5 goals in the Premier League this year, the Spaniard is better off warming the bench.
Morata isn’t fitting into the style of play under Maurizio Sarri. The Spaniard is highly creative and has to have an equally supporting midfield and a cross-friendly team like the Catalans would give him the space he needs to grow.
The Catalans are in dire need for Luis Suarez’s backup, who is currently out undergoing stem cell therapy. The current roster isn’t impressive and the brass has enough money to rope in Morata.
The loan is expected to turn out into permanent move during summer, provided the Spaniard deliver what he promises.
With a market price of £54mn, Chelsea can use the cash raised by selling him to sign a player in January who would fit in Stamford.
Borussia Dortmund winger, Christian Pulisic is somebody whom the Blues require at the the moment and his £60mn cap would be affordable after selling Morata.
Selling Morata for buying a 20-year-old star would look crazy but is the necessity of the hour.
Spurs’ recent performances against Barcelona in the UCL and Burnley FC this weekend were subtle reminders that the Lilywhites aren’t going to settle for 3rd or 4th.
The former fixture had the English defense pitted against arguably the best attack in Europe, while the latter tested the efficiency of the Spurs’ strikers.
Spurs seemed to have recover from the bashing they received from Arsenal in the North London Derby earlier this month.
Football fans were all praise for the Spurs after they held the Catalan giants at Camp Nou for a formidable draw and qualifying to the knockout stage in the process.
Their play against Burnley was phenomenal considering the fact that the Bees literally had 9 men working the defense and wasting time, with the hope for eking out a draw.
The man behind the scenes, Pochettino had his emotions bundled up when Christian Eriksen scored in the stoppage time. His celebration after the final whistle was him pumping his fists in air out of pure passion.
Favorite clip from the game: Poch celebrates the win at the final whistle from r/coys
His words are carefully minced at press conferences. Pochettino neither denies title challenge nor admits his desire to win trophies and is smart enough to use words which leave no scope to be twisted.
The 1-0 win at Wembley had seen Pochettino breaking Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal record of the fastest 100 wins in a club in the Premier League.
The Argentine smashed the record in 169 games – 10 games faster than Wenger.
Without getting the success over their heads, the Lilywhites would be facing the Gunner in the Carabao Cup later this week.
Spurs would be keen to extract their revenge at the Emirates for the North London Derby.