Arsenal are set to renew their interest in Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, according to the Daily Star. However, the Gunners could face a transfer battle with Chelsea for the Spanish international striker.
Just moved back to the Spanish capital
Real Madrid have only just officially confirmed that they have officially re-signed the forward for £23million after activating a release clause in his Juventus contract. The striker has impressed in spurts in Turin and is highly-rated.
The move is believed to have been poorly financially motivated, as the striker is in major demand this summer and Los Blancos may be able to double their money on the striker who scored three times at Euro 2016.
The player himself has claimed that he has moved back to Real to fight for his place. That will be highly-difficult, as the BBC of Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo are currently three of the first names on the teamsheet in the Spanish capital.
It seems unlikely that the forward is going to split up that threesome any time soon, as he does not have the same stats or ability as any of the current Real front three.
Reports are suggesting that Real want £57million for Morata, which neither Chelsea or Arsenal would pay.
Not particularly prolific
The previous concerns I have voiced about the striker are that he is not particularly prolific in front of goal, despite his three goals in four appearances for Spain at the Euros.
In 93 appearances for Juventus in all competitions Morata scored 27 goals, with seven of those goals coming in the Champions League. He also produced 19 assists, which is not a bad record for the forward.
Even bearing in mind he has not started all of those games, does stats do not scream out top quality striker. At 23-years-old he could still has time to improve and maybe with regular starts in a different team he would be more effective in front of goal.
Unlikely to arrive at the mooted price
The mooted price is a lot of money for any player and especially for a player who is not an established world-class talent. This is not just a case of Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger being typically cautious, it’s a case of being sensible when talking about transfer fees.
Alvaro Morata is a decent prospect, but the fees that are being bandied about for him are ridiculous and no way is he going to be plying his trade in north London next season if the mooted fee really is £57million.
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