Inter manager Antonio Conte’s former assistant manager Angelo Alessio has shared his belief that he does not think it will be easy to sign Atletico Madrid’s Alvaro Morata.
In the past few days reports have suggested that Inter have made some enquiries about Morata’s availability via intermediaries as they look to enhance their attacking options.
“He is an exceptional boy. He is educated, respectable and he trains in the right way every day. He had an excellent relationship with everyone, he knows how to make himself loved,” Alessio, who was most recently manager of Scottish Premiership side Kilmarnock, told Italian daily newspaper Tuttosport, which appeared in today’s print edition.
“He is very good at attacking spaces and I would say that he is a complete striker. I find it hard to find any fault with him. Perhaps he could score more goals but he is someone who always hits double figures.
“He has fully matured and I think he still has to show his best. Everyone expects him to score 30 goals and I think he can do it.”
Alessio then spoke on the links to Inter and how easy he thinks it will be for Inter to prize him away from the La Liga club.
“He could be fine at Inter although I do not think it will be easy for them to take him away from Madrid. I know he is fine there. He is a great striker and could play for any club, including Inter, but I do not think Atletico will let him go easily.”
Alessio, who worked with Conte between 2010 and 2018, then spoke on whether he thinks Morata could form a partnership with Inter striker Romelu Lukaku.
“He could absolutely play in a pair with Lukaku, Alvaro can play alone or in a pair, for example when he was at Juventus with Tevez.”
This season Morata has made 32 appearances across all competitions to date, in which he has scored 12 goals and provided three assists for his teammates.