Latest Revelation Shows Just How Close Alvaro Morata Thought He Was to His Manchester United Move

​Alvaro Morata has seemingly dyed his hair red, as seen in his recent Instagram posts – showing just how certain the forward was to join Manchester United before being forgotten about by the Red Devils.

It all seemed set in stone. Morata to United was all but a done deal; only £6m stood between Madrid and Jose Mourinho in their valuation of the player and at one point the transfer was supposed to be done ‘within the week’ – subject to medical and all that malarkey.

A four-year contract was basically waiting on the table for him to sign and the 24-year-old Spaniard would become the replacement of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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Alas, it wasn’t to be.

Out of absolutely nowhere, United agreed upon a £75m deal with Everton to sign their star man Romelu Lukaku and the transfer was completed within mere days.

Just like that, Morata was a forgotten man, no longer needed at Old Trafford and after reports claimed that he had already told his teammates that he was on his way out of the Bernabeu, the forward was forced to return to pre-season with his tail between his legs, looking rather red-faced – with hair to match.

​​Indeed, Morata returned to training with the Spanish champions having dyed his hair red. According to Marca, this could well be because of his excitement at joining the Red Devils; the forward desperate to look the part as best he can ahead of his long awaited move to Manchester.

The saddest part of it all may be the fact that it’s simply now a red hue on his head from the striker undergoing a buzz-cut – most likely shaving off his neat trim after hearing the news that Mourinho had signed Lukaku.

Simply imagining what that scene would look like is heartbreaking.