As always we are set for a whole host of transfer talk and probably little activity at Arsenal if Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has his way anyway.
Arsenal needs to strengthen this summer in a number of departments. For me, a new striker is still needed. It looks likely that Alexis Sanchez may leave and Spaniard Lucas Perez also seems set for the exit door.
That leaves Arsenal with Olivier Giroud and the fragile Danny Welbeck as striking options for next season. One option that could be available is Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata. The Spaniard has been linked with a move to north London before and speculation is rife that he will leave the European champions this summer.
Morata could be a top striker
In the last year or so my opinion on the 24-year-old striker has changed slightly. I had my doubts about the striker’s worth in the past, but even as a bit-part player at Real Madrid the striker has done extremely well this season.
Only Cristiano Ronaldo has scored more goals that Morata this season. The former Juventus striker looks to have all the attributes to be a great striker and also still has years on his side.
I get the feeling that if Morata was playing every week and a boss showed faith in him he could be highly prolific, especially in a team like Arsenal that creates a lot of chances.
In-demand this summer
Morata has reportedly emerged as a target for both Manchester United and Chelsea this summer. United are looking for a replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, while the Blues are trying to find somebody to fill Diego Costa’s boots.
United are the favourites to sign Morata, as Chelsea seem to be eying up their ex-striker Everton’s Romelu Lukaku.
Morata would cost big money
Alvaro Morata is likely to cost big money this summer. I have heard fees of around £60-70million quoted from different sources. He would not be cheap, but at 24 years old he is the sort of guy that has enough of his career in front of him to prove a good investment.
He will score goals and create goals for others. There is a reason why he has played for Juventus and Real Madrid, he knows where the back of the net is.
I highly doubt that Arsenal will make a move for Morata, but I for one would love to see the Spaniard at Arsenal next season.
Would Alvaro Morata be a good signing for Arsenal?