Alvaro Morata’s agent has confirmed that the striker has offers from ‘top clubs’ in England amidst reports that the Gunners are back in for the 23-year-old hitman, according to the reports from ESPN FC.
Arsenal boss has been desperate to lure in a striker to the Emirates Stadium to offer competition to French striker Olivier Giroud who has failed to be consistent and with Danny Welbeck out for the majority of next season due to serious knee injury.
Leicester City Jamie Vardy was the Gunners prime target after reports emerged that the England international snubbed a move to Arsenal in favour of signing a new contract at the King Power.
Fans have been anxious to know who Wenger will turn to and the Express has now reported that we’ve renewed our interest in Spanish international Alvaro Morata.
Earlier this summer, Morata, 23, has been strongly linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium it now appears Wenger is back in for him after Juventus confirmed that Real Madrid have triggered his £23m buyback clause.
The Los Blancos outfits are expected to sell Morata out at a huge profit and the striker’s agent, Juanma Lopez, has now confirmed that his client has offers from ‘top clubs’ in the Premier League. According to ESPN, He said:
‘He still has offers from top clubs in the Premier League,’
‘As things stand he is a Madrid player from July 1. Whether he will stay or not, you have to ask Real Madrid.’
‘We will see. We still have to talk to Zinedine Zidane, but for the moment Morata is happy.’
However, Morata’s agent Lopez never made mentioned of any club but reports from Metro has it that Arsenal and Chelsea could be two of the interested clubs, so we will have to face competitions from our London rival in the signature of Morata.
It’s known that Wenger does not like entering into bidding wars, in particularly with the really big spenders like the Blues, but hoping that Wenger will do all he can to compete for Morata this time around.
Morata scored 12 goals in 47 appearances for Juventus over the past two years but he does have the potential to become one of the finest strikers in Europe.
The problem is probably going to come down to price. Real Madrid knows there is plenty of interest and I’ve seen price tags ranging from £40m-£60m in the media. Wenger might push to £40m but I just don’t see him paying anywhere near £60m, and rightly so.
Personally, I don’t see Wenger spending so much for such a player like Morata who netted just 12 goals in 47 appearances for Juventus in the past to years which can’t be compared to the stat of Giroud.