Born on October 23, 1992, Alvaro Morata started his playing career at Getafe and signed for Real Madrid Castilla in 2008.

On December 12, 2010, Morata made his debut for Real Madrid on the 88th minute as he came on for Angel Di Maria against Real Zaragoza. He also made his Spanish Cup debut a week later. Many expected him to be promoted to the first team earlier when Gonzalo Higuain was struck with a long-term injury, but Jose Mourinho instead opted with keeping him in the reserve team and signing Emmanuel Adebayor on loan from Manchester City.

Now, for the 2012/2013 season, Alvaro Morata is officially counted in Mourinho’s 25-man squad and it will be very interesting to see how things go for him. With competition from the likes of Gonzalo Higuain, Karim Benzema, and Jose Callejon,  it doesn’t seem very likely that he will be getting a lot of chances to play.

I’m expecting to see him most during the Copa del Rey and maybe as a substitute in some of the La Liga games. There is a possibility that he will be a “Sergio Canales” or a “Pedro Leon” with us but, in my opinion, that his highly doubtful seeing that Mourinho thinks very highly of the youngster. With 32 goals in 65 appearances for Castilla, things are looking quite bright for Alvaro Morata…

For a short video on the youngster:

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