Posted on July 09, 2016 by ADMIN

Should Arsenal cough up £64M for Chelsea target Morata?

Chelsea are claimed to have had a bid for Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata turned down, with the club looking to hold out for the full £64 Million asking price.

The Blues are believed to be leading the race to sign the striker now, but Arsenal are desperate to add a top goalscorer to the team, in hope of keeping tabs with their rivals this term, and have also been strongly linked.

Having already missed out on Jamie Vardy, who opted to stay with Leicester beyond the current window, and Michy Bathuayi, who agreed to join Chelsea this summer, and a number of other targets look unlikely to join now.

Alexandre Lacazette looks increasingly likely to be staying with Lyon, Carlos Bacca is believed to be close to joining West Ham United, and Vincent Jansson, who I had hopes of signing this summer, is expected to complete a move to Tottenham in the near future.

We have managed to agree a deal to sign Takumo Asano from the Japanese A League, but he is not expected to fit straight into the first-team, and is certainly not the top striker we had been expecting to arrive this summer.

Morata is still believed to be on the market, and with a number of other options looking extremely slim, it is about time Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal mob dug deep into the coffers and paid the money needed to bring a top striker in, before they are all accounted for.

Chelsea may have started proceedings in their bid to sign him, but we can offer Champions League football, and who would not want to play with Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez?

Should we just buck up the £64 Million for Morata? Or is there a better option for the same price or less?

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14 thoughts on “Should Arsenal cough up £64M for Chelsea target Morata?

  1. Arsenal_Girl

    I don’t know. Sounds awfully risky. He hasn’t proven himself in any country yet and hasn’t scored many goals

    Maybe he could end up another Suarez but a major gamble for £64 million

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    1. davidnz

      No.
      Wenger wants Morata for sure.
      But players don’t go from 30 mill
      to 64 mill overnight.
      Madrid already paid 27m for Morata so 64 mill means
      only 37 mill profit and Pogba would cost them 100 mill.
      They have to off load Rodriguez and Ronaldo soon too.
      So they are desperate to make the sale.
      Match their stupid price by offering Sanogo
      and the injured Wellbeck in exchange 🙂
      The failure to sign Suarez is coming back to bite us again.
      Might have to just make do till Wellbeck comes back.
      Sanogo+ Sunami, to support Giroud it is then.

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    2. mohawk

      If I hear or read any more hype about Morata I will lose my friggin mind.

      Stop The Nonsense: Morata is not worth half of the 64 mil. Enough. NO MORE MORATA TALK.

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  2. Ronny331

    Simply put no way we should! Way over priced. Inhale, lacazette, (at the right price), chicarito, and if things are looking desperate lets look at cheaper pl proven options: shane Long, Connor Wickham, benteke, arnautovic, etc etc. I’m not saying anything of these are great but 64m for Morata is nonsense. Sadio mane would have been nice! Favourite for me all day is chicarito.

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  3. Ronny331

    All this said and done Wengers hands are being forced slightly by sanchez and ozil. Lose these players and the damage to our club in the public eye will be huge for future signings.

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    1. mohawk

      All True except….

      There is nothing to suggest Morata will satisfy Sanchez and Ozil. I assume they want a PROVEN strikers.

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  4. Ronny331

    All this said and done Wengers hands are being forced slightly by sanchez and ozil. Lose these players and the damage to our club in the public eye will be huge for future signings

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  5. jperiod

    According to Marca:
    Real Madrid have decided not to sell Alvaro Morata this summer.
    Los Blancos rejected a 60 million euro offer from Chelsea on Saturday, and with club president Florentino Perez reportedly eager to see more youth in the side, the 23-year-old will stay at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.The striker scored 12 goals for Juventus last season and led the Spanish national team in scoring at Euro 2016.Morata joined the Real Madrid academy in 2008 and scored 11 first-team goals before moving to Italy in 2014.That transfer agreement included a buy-back clause, which the European champions exercised on June 21.With Chelsea, Arsenal and a number of other clubs hovering, Real Madrid initially valued Morata at 75m euros, but instead the Madrid native will challenge Karim Benzema for playing time at the top of Los Blancos’ vaunted attack.

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  6. RedLondon

    Dude, if Dortmund and Atletico can find forwards that are 10x better for 1/3 of Madrid’s asking price why should Arsenal board as well as the fans consider this ? For 64m you can get two or three top quality players. I’d rather spend 40m on Draxler or Lacazette and the remaining 30m on a CB and RB.

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  7. Twig

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  8. ruelando

    I have said before if we are spending silly money, spend it on Lukaku or Lacazette

    Cheap strikers still available ( Haller, Budimir, Guirassy or Colbak)

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  9. 4kethermy

    How comes no team is interested in Lorenzo Insigne. scored 24 goalsa at Napoli last year . At prime age (25yrs) o we are likely to see best of him in the next two years.

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