Morata to Arsenal rumours are hotting up!
A while back it was first revealed that Arsenal were supposedly interested in signing Juventus and Spanish international striker Alvalro Morata. Arsenal went on to make their first signing of the summer, yet to be confirmed, but the rumours surrounding Morata have only increased since.
When it was previously reported from a number of sources a few weeks back, the rumours were that Arsenal were considering breaking their transfer record fee in order to sign the Spanish striker. The transfer fee mentioned was £51 million, which would make Morata one of the the most expensive transfer to come into the English Premier League. The price tag was met with much debate as the majority of fans pointed out that whilst the 23 year old has talent that would be a well worthy of investing in, in order to develop at the club, the fee is a bit commanding for his goal scoring record so far.
Álvaro Morata has played with some of the very best players in European football both at Real Madrid and Juventus and has largely failed to maximise his talents. I personally am a big fan of Morata because I think at Arsenal, there is a lot of faith in young players and the club has the experience of developing youngsters. I think he would flourish with the Gunners, especially with Ozil’s vision and ability on the ball to create the chances that Morata likes to feed off most. The problem that Morata has largely had in his career so far, is that he has been phased out by the superstars that have played ahead of him, both in Spain and Italy, and therefore he has never really managed to get the maximum from the ability that he does hold.
Obviously there is concern over his potential transfer fee and I cannot see Wenger going for the £51 million bid, especially considering the Suarez fiasco a few years back. However if Arsenal truly are interested and the price tag can be negotiated then I don’t see why the Gunners should have any trouble in signing him. It seems apparent that the striker wants to leave Juventus after losing his place in the side, and Madrid are supposedly interested in exercising their buy back clause, which stands at £25 million, before selling Morata on for a much bigger sum. The Daily Star have today reported activity on social media site Instagram, which shows a picture of Morata holding a sign with Juventus’ links that says “Adios Amigo”. This could be the final indication that shows Morata is on his way out of Turin, and possibly back to Madrid, but will the Spanish Giants be interested in talking to the Gunners if Arsene Wenger comes calling?
Arsenal remain interested in Morata as well as Everton’s Romelu Lukaku, who also seems to have made his mind up on leaving his current club. Both players seem unhappy at their current clubs and would probably command a similar transfer fee of at least £40 million plus, but who would you go for? Although I do like Morata, it has to be Lukaku for me, because he holds both the strength and pace to become one of the best strikers in the world. He is already proven to be one of the best finishers in the Premier League at a side that finished outside the top 10 this season, so imagine what he could do with the Gunners if he was to join this summer.