Alvaro Morata has dropped a massive hint both he and Real Madrid teammate James Rodriguez may join Manchester United this summer.
The Galacticos are both set to leave the Bernabeu this summer, with Premier League giants United, Chelsea and Liverpool all after at least one of the pair.
But now Morata – Jose Mourinho’s No1 summer target after the Antoine Griezmann rumours died down – has set tongues wagging as he suggested Rodriguez could join him.
The Real duo went head-to-head on Wednesday as Spain took on Colombia in a friendly.
During the 2-2 draw, Morata scored a late equaliser in the game to spare Spain’s blushes.
Manchester City’s David Silva had given the hosts the lead, before Edwin Cardona and Radamel Falcao put the visitors in front.
Following the game, when asked whether he hopes to still be playing with Rodriguez in 2017-18, Morata said: “Who knows.”
“Maybe we’ll be team-mates next year. Hopefully, because I like him a lot.
“He’s a great player.”
Morata originally appeared to be a target for Antonio Conte’s Chelsea, with Diego Costa no longer wanted by the champions.
However, Mourinho joined the race after opting against Griezmann – while he has kept tabs on wantaway midfielder Rodriguez all season.
Meanwhile, reports suggest Jurgen Klopp is more than happy to meet the £52million asking price on the Colombian’s head this summer to bring him to Liverpool.