Arsenal legend Thierry Henry feels that Gunners target Álvaro Morata is similar to former Liverpool and Chelsea hitman Fernando Torres. Furthermore, Henry also revealed that he “loves” the Spain international due to his desire to score goals.
Real Madrid have activated their buy-back clause of Morata to sign him back from Juventus two years after selling him to the Turin outfits.
However, the Spnaish club are reportedly ready to sell the striker immediately in order to make a profit, with Arsenal eying the highly-rated attacker.
In addition, reports from Squawka claims that Gunners are ready to land Morata but are terrified that he may want to join Chelsea or Manchester United.
The Arsenal legend believes Morata has similar attributes to Torres, who netted 85 Premier League goals during his time with Liverpool and Chelsea. According to Squawka, he said:
“Alvaro Morata reminds me of Torres,” He told BBC Sport before Spain’s 2-0 defeat Italy. “He doesn’t want to do a lot in terms of dropping, coming into play but he just wants to go in behind.
“He doesn’t want to come short, he wants to score goals. That’s what I love about him.”
The 23-year-old ace was part of Spain’s squad that was knocked out by Italy at Euro 2016 on Monday night, losing 2-0 at the Stade de France.
Morata had been in good form in the group stages of the Euro 2016, scoring three goals but struggled to make an impact against the strong Italy’s defence.
With Conte set to join Chelsea after Euro 2016 comes to an end, he may have been eyeing Morata’s performance in the tournament.
It’s known that Wenger does not like entering into bidding wars, in particularly with really big spenders like the Blues, but we hope that Wenger will do all he can to compete for Morata at least 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 as he is still very young and there is a lot of scope of developing his game.
I personally think Wenger should set his eyes on other striking options since Olivier Giroud’s stats have been better that of the Morata, despite the Frenchman struggling for most of the last season. However, we never know with youngsters and with the talent Morata possess it seems a move is worth the risk.