Morata's botched transfer to Man United, Belloti and Fabinho links to Old Trafford

Morata's botched transfer to Man United, Belloti and Fabinho links to Old Trafford

Much of the activities in the modern football market could feel like an avalanche of high-rise circus acts, with most bordering on unthinkable as well impulsive deals meant to simply satisfy the yearnings of the club's fan base or outrighly for the sake of it.

The nub of a club's schema is basically about mobilising the best of recruitment who pack loads of talents and potentials, mentally and physically equipped to take them towards achieving their objectives throughout the rigours of an exhausting football season.

Thus, while this comes with its own traits of risks and unpredictability, therein lies the dilemma that ensued during the summer of the 2016/2017 season when Premier League giants, Chelsea and Manchester United went to war for the signature of Real Madrid's most coveted striker, Alvaro Morata who was coming off the back of a satisfactory season with the La Liga club, where he scored 13 goals in 37 appearances across all competitions.

At a time during that tension-packed period, it looked the Red Devils were on the verge of agreeing a transfer fee with the European champions for the transfer of the player as there had been an agreement in principle in place with the player, his representatives and the club for some time, but talks between them inexplicably dragged on up until Chelsea sneaked into the picture.

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The Blues eventually won that battle, pricing away the Spaniard from Santiago Bernabeu for €65 million while Jose Mourinho and his Manchester side plumped for Everton's Romelu Lukaku instead.

While these players had thrown up varying degrees of performances for their respective clubs during the course of the season, that simply goes to theoretically explain that nothing is set in stone as far the story of an eventful season unfolds.

Manchester United's supremo, Ed Woodward and his recruitment team have equally had long-standing endearments for Torino's goal poacher, Andrea Belotti and Monaco's dangerman, Fabinho both of whom have posed inestimable qualities for their teams in recent times.

The Italian had emerged one of the hottest footballing prospects in Europe with the Maroons following a then 28-goal campaign which lead to widely publicized links with top European clubs, Manchester United and Chelsea inclusive.

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Then, there is also the case of the uniquely talented Fabinho who could as well had been turning out for Jose Mourinho's side this season had things gone in accordance to plans.

Once a £45m rated player, the 24-year old has continued to bolster his stock with Monaco, playing 32 league games and chipping in with six goals and three assists from his defensive position — such is his effervescence.

Would these ones yet count as the near-misses for the Old Trafford outfit or would their power brokers give it a go all over again in a bid to secure their men? The jury seems very much out on that.

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