Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has refused to rule out an exit for Alvaro Morata this summer, with Chelsea and Arsenal both linked.
The striker returned to the Spanish capital from Juventus in the current window, after Real triggered his buy-back clause, which was included in his sale two years back.
It was previously believed that he would be sold on for a profit after leaving Juve, but no potential suitors are claimed to have offered the fee needed to persuade the Galacticos to sell.
Zidane has now moved to insist he is happy to have Morata with his playing squad, but could not refuse to rule out a possible exit during the window however.
“He [Morata] is another member of this team. He’s back and I’m happy to have him,” said Zidane.
“He is an academy product, who knows what Real Madrid is and truthfully we are, and me above all, happy to have him with us. Later we’ll see…
“We have a large squad and all the players will be important. Alvaro will be one more of the team.”
The Spain international is unlikely to displace Karim Benzema as the club’s first choice striker, after the Frenchman netted a personal record of 24 league goals in the previous campaign.
Morata is unlikely to be happy to play only a limited amount of football this season, and could still end up pushing for a move should he not be guaranteed regular action.
Our bid to bring in a striker this summer has so far stuttered, and if Arsene Wenger can not find a better value-for-money option, maybe he could still end up raising his offer for Morata, with £57 Million believed to be needed to tempt the Spanish giants into selling.
Are we confident that we will find the striker needed before the season kicks off next month?
Better to get Berahino at 20m.
Are we confident that we will find the striker needed before the season kicks off next month? YES
Am i confident we will sign him? NO
Will we sign morata for £59m? NO
Let’s not forget that to manage “world class” players (a notion too many times used by Wenger and consequently lost his real meaning… For example someone like Walcott is considered as “world class” by “the deluded one” 🙂 ), you need a “world class” manager, which, I am afraid, we do not have.
The media will tell you, by pure respect (may be for his age and past achievements) that he is a top manager, but the facts are that he is not near the cut and at best average and extremely lucky…
Wenger is that ‘happy go lucky’ kind of chap! ?
Even when he falls and lands in the ??
He always comes out smelling of ??’s. … Always! ?
Giroud starts as main striker
Giroud loses form
Giroud benched for Walcott/Welbeck
Walcott/Welbeck lose form
Giroud comes back with a bang and scores a hattrick against Norwich
Man United crowned champions!
Lmao unfortunately this sounds accurate
Other PL Teams are strengthening their attack
Spurs will have both Kane AND Janssen
United will have Martial, Rooney, Rashford, Mktharyan AND Ibrahimovic
options now are
I would sign
1. Lukaku or Lacazette
2. Mahrez or Draxler
3. A Top CB
If we get 3 Top players for apprx £100 million and we are ready for the PL and CL
But probably end up with Icardi and Barbosa if we are lucky
Inter have new cash rich chinese owners, i cannot see them selling their top goalscorer, Icardi, unless they are buying someone better.