Morata urges Isco to join Real Madrid

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Morata urges Isco to join Real Madrid
Alvaro Morata has urged Spain Under-21s teammate Isco to join him at Real Madrid this summer.

The young playmaker was in fine form for Malaga last season, scoring nine goals in 37 Liga games and leading the club's charge to the Champions League quarterfinals. Morata has been telling his international teammate to come to the Bernabeu as speculation over a move away from Andalusia intensifies.

“I’ve known Isco for a long time,” Morata told reporters. “I know he has the dribbling ability to do that, so it does not surprise me. Trying to put pressure on him, I said that my team is the best in the world.”

Morata was key in La Rojita's recent Under-21 European championship triumph, claiming the golden boot, and he said that several Madrid officials, such as president Florentino Perez and directors Emilio Butragueno and Miguel Pardeza, have congratulated him.

“The president congratulated me and told me that they had me for next season. Pardeza and Butragueno congratulated me every game, I felt very valued," Morata said. “I’m tired from the trip and celebration, but it is a blessed fatigue. I am very happy with what we have achieved and the work of my colleagues, who have worked like animals so I could win the golden boot.

“I liked the messages from important people of Real Madrid, the Spanish captains and club.”

Morata said he believes that the future is bright for Spain, with the current youngsters ready to push on in the future.

“It’s the best team in the world. The players of the Under-21 team can grow together. With Thiago, Isco, [David] de Gea... I do not even see myself as a guaranteed pick.

“The nicest thing of all has been that all the staff stop with our clubs momentarily to be all for the same country, to defend our country and prove that we are the best.”

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