Madrid had pondered a move for Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski as they looked to strengthen their frontline.
Instead they settled on Morata, who admits Lewandowski is the best in the business.
He added: “Lewandowski is the best striker there is, also because of his technique despite his height.
“I try to learn a lot by watching him.
“I don’t miss a match when he’s playing, and I try to learn from his movements.”