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Morata: I don't want to leave Madrid

ESPN staff
January 20, 2014
ESPN FC Extra Time

Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata insists he has no desire to make a loan move away from the club in the January transfer window.

Morata, 21, is one of Madrid's most highly rated prospects but Los Blancos boss Carlo Ancelotti is thought to be keen to send him on loan to ensure he plays more regular football.

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The Spain under-21 international has featured in 11 La Liga games this season, though 10 of those have been as a substitute.

Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham are among those clubs believed to be ready to offer him more regular football, but Morata is happy to continue his development at the Bernabeu.

"Despite all the stories that have emerged, I am happy here," Morata said. "I have spoken with the club and the coach and told them I want to stay here.

"This is the team I have spent my entire life at and I will stay here and do whatever the club asks of me or needs of me, even if it's to play a minimal amount of games."

Morata scored in Madrid's 5-0 Primera Division rout of Real Betis on Saturday.

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