Alvaro Morata has declared that he wants a move to be wrapped up by June 13, before the Spain team play their opening match of the European Championship.
The striker is firmly expected to make a move away from Juventus this summer, with Real Madrid keen to trigger a buy-back clause, before selling him on for a profit.
The Spanish giants are looking to entice Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal into some form of bidding war, as they seek to make a vast profit on the £22 Million they are set to pay to bring him back to the club. The latter pair are most heavily linked, while he is claimed to prefer a switch to the Emirates.
Morata has now revealed how he is hoping to have his future all wrapped up prior to playing in his first competitive game in June. Spain are scheduled to take on the Czech Republic on June 13.
He said: “Hopefully everything will be resolved before the 13th, Spain’s first game.
“Because it is uncomfortable to be here thinking about helping your country with a phone in your hand. Let’s see what happens at the end and where I play.”
Arsenal are in desperate need of more options up front, with Danny Welbeck having been ruled out until February following the knee injury he picked up in the latter stages of the Premier League campaign.
There is also talk of a possible exit for under-fire forward Theo Walcott, who is linked with a move to West Ham.
Hopefully Morata can be the first of two incoming forwards, who will help us battle for the PL title next season. The Spaniard has shown himself to be a big game player, and with the host of top managers having moved to England in recent years, there will be a number of big games to be played next season.
Is Morata top of your list to join us this summer?