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Watch: Alvaro Morata goes in goal in Spain training - makes 3 stunning saves

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As a star striker for both Real Madrid and Spain, Alvaro Morata is more used to putting balls in the back of the net than keeping them out.

However, a video that has emerged today suggests the former Juventus forward could have had a career path between the sticks had things turned out differently.

That's after Morata donned the gloves and was peppered with shots by his Spain teammates in a recent training session with the national side. As you can see by the video below, he was more than equal to some very testing strikes.

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With Spain gearing up for a tough World Cup qualifying fixture against Italy on Thursday night, you'd think Morata would be focused on fine-tuning his forward play.

And whilst that may have been the case for much of head coach Julen Lopetegui's recent session, there was clearly also a little time for the 23-year-old to stake his claim to replace David de Gea in goal.

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Unlike fellow international striker Harry Kane, who also fancies himself as something of a goalkeeper, Morata actually looked the business as he leaped acrobatically to tip several powerful shots over the bar or past the post.

Morata was the subject of £60 million-plus bids from the likes of Chelsea this summer as the Blues looked to bolster their attacking options.

Judging by his efforts between the sticks, however, there are probably a number of clubs across Europe who could do worse than spending a few quid on the Spaniard to take up their number one spot.

Goalkeeper, like so many positions, is one that Spain are already blessed with talent in abundance. Alongside de Gea, Pepe Reina and Sevilla's Sergio Rico are in the latest national squad.

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Unfortunately for Morata, that should mean they have enough cover against Italy even if the United 'keeper goes down injured.

Still, at least Spain know where to look first should an injury crisis ever hit their host of top-class shot-stoppers.

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Real Madrid
Football
Alvaro Morata
Andres Iniesta
Spain Football
UEFA Champions League
Juventus
David de Gea
Francesc Fabregas

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