Premier League giants Arsenal are one of the high-profile clubs showing interest in Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, Wolfsburg chief Klaus Allofs has confirmed.
It is no secret the Gunners are in the market for a new striker, and they have recently been linked with a move for the talented Spaniard, who is widely expected to quit los Blancos this summer.
And it appears that there is truth in transfer speculation, although Arsenal will have to fight off competition from Wolfsburg, Juventus and Borussia Dortmund if they want to get their man.
“We are trying to do something for the club and clearly we are interested in Morata,” Wolfsburg chief Klaus Allofs was quoted as saying. “It is a difficult task, as clubs like Arsenal, Juventus and Borussia Dortmund are also interested in him.”
With the player unhappy by the lack of first team opportunities at Santiago Bernabeu, he is reportedly looking to leave at the earliest opportunity and los Blancos appear ready to cash in on their prized asset if the price is right.
But, considering that Real are believed to be holding out for €30 million for an outright sale, a season-long loan is a more realistic scenario, with boss Carlo Ancelotti recently confirming he was prepared to let Morata leave.
“Morata wants to look for a chance to play more minutes. The club agrees and if he is willing to pursue that option, it would be good to give him an opportunity for a year. If he leaves the team, we have to think about bringing in a similar young striker, Ancelotti said few weeks ago.”
Alvaro Morata, 21, has come through the youth ranks at Santiago Bernabeu and he has shown a great deal of potential so far. The youngster has scored impressive 8 league goals last season despite spending less than 600 minutes on the pitch in total, starting 3 games and making no less than 20 substitute appearances.
The talented forward has also proved his worth in the national team, having bagged 8 goals in 6 qualifiers for Spain Under-21 side.