Posted on July 05, 2016 by ADMIN

Arsenal going all out to sign Real Madrid star

The Spain international Alvaro Morata’s future has been a huge talking point this summer, with many reports claiming that the Spanish giants wReal Madrid ould re-sign him from Juventus, via a buy-back clause included in his initial sale, before selling him on for a sizeable profit.

The first part of that has been proven true, with him returning to Real for a reported £23 Million, but his future still remains up in the air.

Stories have come out to claim that he would be unwilling to play a bit-part role in the Spanish capital, which could see the club forced to decide between Karim Benzema and the recently returned star.

Arsenal have recently signed Takuma Asano, but the 21 year-old is not the top striker that the club have needed, and the striker hunt is believed to have continued.

Alexandre Lacazette has also had his move to Arsenal ruled out today, with his club Lyon claiming he is not for sale, and the North-London side are now believed to be looking re-ignite their bid to bring Morata in once again.

The 23 year-old has shown himself to be a big-game player, setting a club record for Juventus, by scoring in five consecutive Champions League matches, including both semi-finals against Real Madrid in 2015, and the losing final against Barcelona the same year.

We are now claimed to be looking to tempt him to make the switch to London, by offering him over double his current wage, with £144,000 per week believed likely to beat their rivals to his signature.

Will this be enough to land the striker? Or will we still struggle to agree a fee with the European champions?

PJ

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12 thoughts on “Arsenal going all out to sign Real Madrid star

  1. Robertthegooner

    Paying him more than OZil, Alexis And Walcott seems silly for an unproven Player
    But may be Wenger knows some thing we don’t

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    1. Dee@ease

      It really is silly,there’s no way Morata deserves that sort of pay package he may have had a decent Euro 2016 but his goalscoring record at club level is dismal

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      1. josh37

        It really was nowhere near as bad as people are making out…
        1200 odd minutes in the Serie A as sporadic sub appearances as the occasional start. 6G, 6A.
        I wouldn’t call it amazing… But far from ‘dismal.’

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  2. Dee@ease

    Rather than buying Morata I would prefer for us to stick with Giroud with Sanchez as second striker like Griezmann in the France team then we sign a left winger like Reus,Draxler or Gotze

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  3. Namosky

    Some of us are now thinking like Wenger himself (he doesn’t deserve such wages), but Theo deserves what he’s earning? Moreover, is it your personal money?
    We all want another good striker, but we don’t want to pay well for top talent? It doesn’t work like that. sanchez and Ozil are due for contract talks and they’ll definitely move to 170k-180k/week (if not higher). So, if Morata agrees a 144k/week deal, he won’t end up being our highest paid player.
    Meanwhile, some are calling for Lacazette. Is he really an upgrade on Giroud? Has he been able to displace Giroud in d National Team? We need to wear our thinking caps guys.

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  4. AsburtonGrove

    He just needs to buy Aubamayang and be done with it. Higuain, Lacazette, Morata are all overrated and over priced.

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  5. josh37

    A few things about Morata…
    The vast majority of fans seem to be speaking of his scoring record while glossing over the majority of his appearances were as a substitute late in games. When you go by minutes his goal contributions are actually pretty damn tidy…
    Serie A – 2777 mins, 15G, 13A
    La Liga – 981 mins, 10G, 1A
    Champions League – 1461 mins, 8G, 6A
    Euro’s – 3 goals in 4 apps…
    And these numbers (recent spain performances aside) he’s put up as the clubs 2nd or 3rd choice, and hasn’t really been given a consistent run to find the form and confidence that strikers run on.

    He knows how to score… And the few times I’ve watched him he actually looks like he can be a pretty close to complete package if he continues to improve. Can link play, beat his man, go on scything runs on the counter and be pretty mobile in the box. Pretty much everything we demand of our CF.
    I’m not saying he’s world-class, or currently anywhere close to. But please… If you’re going to claim Morata isn’t proven when he’s putting goals past Madrid and Barca.. Please don’t name drop Lacazette, Milik, Janssen, Gabriel and co. while they’re banging in goals against far, far, far weaker opposition

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    1. liangyu42087

      They are all not proven like Morata, the problem I have with Morata is the fee and the wages we are hearing in the Media.
      50M and 140k a week on a unproven youngster. Add in a few pounds and we can buy Milik, Janssen and Gabriel together, at least our chance of finding the next superstar is tripled.
      Obiovusly what I said above is a joke, but you get what I mean… if we want to go with unproven youngster there is cheaper options.

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  6. jonm

    Scoring in five consecutive champions league matches sounds impressive. But then again the record is six consecutive matches held by chamakh.

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