Alvaro Morata wants Harry Kane link-up and hits out at Mauricio Pochettino over his reason for rejecting Tottenham

Pochettino said Morata rejected the move as he thought he would be second choice after Kane

Jack Austin@jackaustin_1
Saturday 30 December 2017 11:49
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Alvaro Morata has dismissed Mauricio Pochettino’s claims over why he rejected Tottenham Hotspur prior to his Chelsea move in the summer and has said he wants to play alongside Harry Kane.

The Spanish international looked set for Old Trafford and Manchester United in the summer before they signed Romelu Lukaku, leaving Antonio Conte free to finally link up with Morata at Stamford Bridge.

However, shortly after Morata joined the Blues, Pochettino said he had also spoken to the striker about moving to north London, but that he refused to sign for Spurs as he didn’t want to play second fiddle to Kane.

“No it's not true,” Morata told Sky Sports. “I spoke with him and he said he wanted both [of us] to play together, but there was no chance to come to Tottenham.

“For sure I would like to play with Kane, he's a big player, one of the best strikers in the world. But in this moment when I spoke with him (Pochettino) there was no chance to leave Real Madrid.”

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