Alexis Sanchez is claimed to be ready to quit Arsenal, and they are now claimed to be set to use his departure to land Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid.
The Chilean is into the final 18 months of his contract with the Gunners, and has so far failed to agree terms on a new one. The report claims that he has now decided that he wants to leave our club, which will likely mean we will be forced to sell this summer, instead of losing him for free 12 months later.
Alexis has been our stand-out star this season, and is also our top goalscorer in all competitions, and will be a huge loss to our team, but if we are forced to see him go, who could come in to replace him?
Alvaro Morata has been linked with our club for some time now, and we are said to be looking to use Alexis in order to land him, but is he really good enough to soften the blow of losing our key man?
The striker has failed to earn a regular starting place in his spells with both Juventus and Real Madrid, although the competition for places is strong with both sides admittedly.
The supposed £50 Million asking price seems rather high considering his importance to Real’s first team, and we will likely be asked to pay £20-30 Million on top of allowing the Chilean forward to return to Spain, which seems excessive, although the little time left on his contract is what leaves us in a tough spot negotiations-wise.
I’m not sure anyone short of the elite could even begin to soften the blow of losing Sanchez, and I certainly do not believe that Alvaro is in that bracket, nor do I think his performances could warrant the asking price.
Borussia Dortmund’s Aubameyang on the other hand however…
Would Morata’s dampen the loss of Alexis somewhat?