Arsenal and Chelsea favourites to sign Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, according to reports in the ESPN. The striker has also talked about his next club by insisting that he wants to play for a team that makes him feel important.
Morata, 23, recently returned to the Santiago Bernabeu after the Los Blancos activated their £23m buyback clause with Juventus.
However, Morata’s future still remains uncertain with a host of Premeir League clubs showing interest which, in thus, despite the Real activating their £23m buyback clause with Juve and the Spaniard moving to the Santiago Bernabeu, his future is not certain with Real Madrid.
Chelsea, Manchester United, and Arsenal have all been heavily linked with a move for the 23-year-old as their gaze is fixed in bolstering their respective attacks ahead of the coming season campaign.
Morata has remained coy on which team his future lies with so far and insists, it is up to Real if they want to keep him or sell on for the highest bidder for gain profit.
In an interview with Spanish TV broadcaster Cuatro, he said,
“I want a team that makes me feel important and I would be ready to stay in Madrid to win my place,”
“I do not have to prove anything to anyone. I am a player of Real Madrid and they will decide if they want me, otherwise we will find another solution.” He added.
However, the 23-year-old Spaniard hopes to add to his three goals at the Euro 2016, as he is currently preparing for Spain’s round of 16 clash with Italy this evening.
Moreover, while the young forward insists he is busy on international duty, his agent via the the report from the Express has fueled speculation of him moving to the Premier League.
“He still has offers from top clubs in the Premier League,” Juanma Lopez told Spanish publication AS.
“We’ll see, we have to talk to Zidane. But for the moment Morata is happy. Whether he’ll stay or not, you have to ask Real Madrid.”
“But as things stand he’s a Madrid player from 1 July.”
The Daily Telegraph later claimed the Blues had already opened talks with the Los Blancos regarding a £40m deal for the Spaniard.
As at now, Morata has not given any answer to those rumors while with Spain at Euro 2016, but has now delivered an emotional farewell to the Juventus fans and his former teammates.
— Álvaro Morata (@AlvaroMorata) June 24, 2016
Arsenal originally looked to be favourites to sign the player, following the latest development on the Spaniard, if we can actually raise our bid higher ahead of Chelsea and Manchester United, Morata would be undeniably be a Gunner.