What is turning out to be the longest running saga of the summer so far, Arsenal fans are beginning to feel sick of hearing about our potential interest in Álvaro Morata. It’s got to the stage where we have to question if Arsenal are really interested at all, but given that Arsene Wenger’s options are limited, I think he will definitely be on the watch list.
Latest developments suggest however that Real Madrid have decided to go against their business plan on scooping in on a major profit by reselling Morata and have instead chosen to keep Morata as a secondary option to Benzema.
Madrid exercised their buy back clause in Morata’s Juventus contract, in order to resell the Spanish international on again this summer. After an impressive Euro 2016 campaign, where he led the line for Spain, Morata gained the attention of many potential suitors. Madrid were expected to ask for around £50 million plus for the Spaniard, which would be an expected £25 million profit.
But with Real Madrid being a bit weak (not quite as weak as Arsenal though) in strong secondary striker options after Benzema, it seems that Real Madrid officials have since gone against their decision to sell Morata this summer.
Chelsea had reportedly had a bid rejected earlier in the week and it now seems as if Arsenal have been dealt yet another blow in their attempts to find a new striker this summer. After previously failing to sign Jamie Vardy, Arsenal have since missed out on Lacazette, Janssen (who looks likely to join Spurs) and now Morata. The targets are falling away Wenger, you need to make your move soon!