Arsenal receive massive boost in Morata chase

Alvaro Morata

Alvaro Morata has admitted that he has “offers that are tempting” from the Premier League this summer amidst interests from Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea.

The 23-year-old has been heavily linked with a move away from Turin this summer and the Gunners are said to be leading the race to sign the Juventus striker following reports that the North London clubs officials are in talks with Real Madrid’s hierarchy over a possible transfer.

The Spain international moved to the Italian club from Madrid in 2014 and the Spanish giants are looking to activate the buy-back clause in his contract with the aim of selling the striker at a higher price.

Although Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane stated that he doesn’t know what the future hold for the forward, as per ESPN.

“He has grown a lot in Italy. I don’t know what will happen, but he did very well at Juventus. It is normal that they still want to keep him for another year, so we will see what happens. It’s not the time to talk about it yet.”

The forward has now confirmed that he is considering moving to England this summer. As quoted by the Telegraph, Morata said:

“There are some offers from England that are tempting, not only by the contract. I think for my characteristics the Premier League would also be a great destination.

“I’m not saying that you want me to go to Juventus, a team that I can only speak well of. I say going to the Premier League would not be a step backwards. With what I have learned in Italy, if I have the chance to learn something more in England I think, it would make me a more complete, better player.

“I am 23 years old and what I want is to progress, play, and learn from the best.”

Arsene Wenger is a huge admirer of the Spaniard and the North London club are willing to part with up to £51 million to land the striker.

Morata scored 12 goals and notched up nine assists in 47 games in all competitions for Juventus last season.

The striker will definitely improve the Gunners attack. His pace, clever movement, brilliant technique and better-quality finishing would make him the perfect foil for Ozil’s vision in the final third. However, I feel the price tag is too high for a striker who hasn’t scored heavily yet in this level.

Wenger wants to sign a striker to bolster the attack after a knee injury to Danny Welbeck which has ruled him out for nine months and the inconsistency of Oliveir Giroud.

The French coach also has Borussia Dortmund Pierre-Emerick Aubameyand, Leicester City Jamie Vardy on his wishlist.

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