Arsenal have been strongly linked with a three-way deal to sign Alvaro Morata from Juventus, via Real Madrid, but I’m struggling to get my head around it…
We are believed to be working on a club record move to sign the Spanish international, and his former club Real are believed to hold the key.
Upon reading the Sun’s story (I know), they claim that Morata is keen on a switch to the Emirates, but then go on to tell us that he actually wants to stay with Juventus this summer, and that his club also want to keep him.
Real Madrid have a buy-back clause in his contract, which says they can take him back to the Spanish capital for a reported £25 Million, but any move would have to have the approval of the player.
The striker cant simply be forced to sign for a club he doesn’t wish to move to, and would he even be agreeing to sign for the Champions League finalists at all? It is a weird one.
If Morata wants to stay, and Juve want to keep him, as far as I’m concerned, he is going nowhere.
If he did want to leave, nobody would begrudge him, especially as he has been the third-choice for most of the season, behind Mario Mandzukic and Paulo Dybala, whereas he would likely overthrow Giroud in our starting line-up.
His former club are supposedly keen on making the deal happen, in order to pocket around £20 Million from the move, although the story also states that Zinedine Zidane, Real’s current coach, would want him in his own playing squad for the new campaign.
Do you really believe there is a chance this three-way deal could happen? Are we just hoping that we get the big-named striker we have been yearning for?