There were Arsenal transfer rumours linking us with this fantastic young forward a couple of years ago, when it became clear that he was surplus to requirements at the Spanish giants Real Madrid. Well it was not as if they were desperate to offload one of the few academy graduates to feature in the first team, but Alvaro Morata wanted regular first team football and knew that he would have to leave to guarantee it.
Whether Arsene Wenger actually tried to sign him back then or not, the young striker ended up signing for the Italian champions Juventus and he has really flourished there, so unless the Gunners were ready to make a massive offer to the Turin club then it is highly unlikely they would sell.
However, according to a report by NBC sports there could be a way around this. Real Madrid wisely included a buy back clause when they sold him to Juve and the story goes that they might be set to activate it this summer and then sell Morata on, with Arsenal said to be in pole position to complete the complicated deal and bring him to the Premier League. Morata himself dropped a massive hint that he would be leaving his Serie A club in the summer.
The 23-year old told the Spanish media, “Of course I’d like to know where I’ll be playing next year, mostly so I know where to buy a house. However, my future doesn’t only depend on me.
“I’m happy at Juve, but it isn’t up to me and I don’t know where I will end up. Going by the contract, returning to Real Madrid is a real possibility and I just hope everything is tied up quickly.”
So after selling Arsenal the sublime German star Mesut Ozil, are they set to do the Gunners another big favour this summer?