Tottenham claimed to have agreed loan for Alvaro Morata

Alvaro Morata

According to reports emerging from Spain, Tottenham Hotspur have agreed a deal with Real Madrid for the loan of their young striker Alvaro Morata in January.

The North Londoners have built a relationship with the Spanish giants in recent years via the transfers of former Spurs stars Luka Modric and Gareth Bale to the Bernabeu – the negotiating prowess of Daniel Levy has been unrivalled in England or Spain, epitomized by their holding out for the Spaniards to come in with a world record fee for the world’s most expensive player this summer.

However, this time around, in January, it could be a Real Madrid player moving in the opposite direction – if Spanish newspaper La Gaceta are to be believed, Spurs have already agreed a deal with Real Madrid over the loan of striker Alvaro Morata.

They write: "Alvaro Morata (in the) market next winter will leave on loan to Tottenham after reaching a verbal agreement a few days ago."

The 21-year-old Spaniard could find his opportunities, already few and far between at the Bernabeu, reduced further should the Spanish giants succeed in their hopes of signing Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.

Morata has featured on just nine occasions in La Liga so far this term eight as a substitute and not once for a full 90 minutes under new boss Carlo Ancelotti, scoring twice - including as a substitute against Almeira at the weekend.

A member of the Spain U21 team, Morata certainly has a bright future ahead of him but he has yet to force his way into the senior Spain national team ahead of the imminent World Cup in Brazil next summer and currently he remains behind his U21’s teammate Jese in the pecking order.

However, at U21 level, Morata has indeed proved his talent and potential, scoring no less than 12 goals in 11 appearances for Spain.

He was awarded the Golden Boot in both the 2011 UEFA U19 European Championships and the Golden Boot in the UEFA U21 European Championships this year but he’ll likely need to move on from the Bernabeu if he is to fight for his place in the senior team and Tottenham is rumoured to be his destination of choice.

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