Arsenal have been told that should they want to sign Alvaro Morata this summer, they will need to stump up a tidy £6 Million per year salary.
The Spanish international is currently starring for his country at the European Championships, and netted a tidy brace to help his side to qualify for the knockout stages with a game to play.
Despite being on international duty, his club future has regularly been speculated on, and a move is believed to be very likely, with his former side keen Real Madrid keen on triggering his release clause before selling him on for a tidy profit.
Morata appears to be open to such a deal, and has talked up a potential move to the Premier League previously. Chelsea and Arsenal are now claimed to be the most likely destination should such a move take place, with our club most strongly linked with such a deal.
We lost Danny Welbeck to injury last month, which only firmed up the belief that we were in need of more striking options, although Gunners fans were adamant of such a need without the injury to the England international.
We have been linked with Jamie Vardy as an option to help lead the line, but the more his move stalls, the less likely such a transfer will take place, and the latest report claiming Morata has made his demands for a move will be welcomed.
The 23 year-old is claimed to have revealed that he will want £115,000 per week to make the switch to the Premier League.
Olivier Giroud is reportedly on £100,000 per week, which could mean that Morata is only willing to join with more importance to the side than the current striker, which could prove a problem.
The Frenchman has already been told by Arsene Wenger that he will be starting the new season as the club’s first choice, and could become an issue should the new arrival push to be prioritized.
Is Morata proven enough to warrant a higher wage than Olivier? Should we seal Morata’s signature before any of the other sharks prepare their own prospective swoops?