Chelsea spent £70 million to sign him from Real Madrid, he was eager to move to a team whose coach really wanted him, but before that, he was given the chance to work with another manager who wanted him just as much, only he let that opportunity pass.
Morata talked about me in the media he said, ‘Mauricio called me’. That was from the beginning — two years ago or more. When we spoke he said to me, ‘Why do you want me if you have Harry Kane?’
Mauricio Pochettino revealed, talking about Tottenham’s interest in Alvaro Morata, when he was still playing for Juventus.
You know? If I go to try to sign a striker, they will all say, ‘Uh, gaffer. You want me for what? To be on the bench? Because it’s Harry Kane, I can’t compete with Harry Kane’ or Hugo Lloris or Christian Eriksen
the Spurs manager told reporters, partly explaining why the club have been so… quiet in this transfer period.
It’s so difficult to convince good players to come and then be on the bench. Then the problems start
Pochettino added. Truth be written though, other top clubs have similarly strong squads, but they still manage to sign top names for positions they are already strong in.