Several reports are suggesting Arsenal are trying to land Alvaro Morata on a £1.7 million loan deal until the end of the season.
The Gunners have supposedly re-opened talks with Real over a loan move for the 21-year-old having had their previous approaches rejected and Arsene Wenger himself ruling out a swoop for Morata.
However, should a move for the Real Madrid youngster not be agreed then Arsenal are prepared to spend heavily this month to land a reliable striker instead.
And it is believed Porto’s Jackson Martinez is leads a long line of potential candidates.
With this being said, and if of course these reports are to be believed, then why not just splash the cash on a prolific forward rather than attempting to bring in a youngster on loan?
I hope Morata rejects any advances from Arsenal and opts to stay put so that Wenger will be forced to go out and acquire a prolific striker which is what we all want to see come in this January.
What is the point of going for Morata? He’s not exactly a world beater and someone we can rely on to bag the goals. Just because he plays for Real doesn’t mean he’s a special talent. Don’t get me wrong, Morata is a decent enough forward, but to lead the line and rely on him on a weekly basis? No thank you.
Wenger knows what the side needs and what the fans want to see happen this January.
Forget about trying to sign Morata and saving the bucks, just go all out for Martinez and be done with it. Martinez is a beast and loves to score goals – a proven striker. Better yet, the 27-year-old Colombian stated earlier in the week that he would love the opportunity to play for our club in the near future and, in his own words, ‘wouldn’t hesitate’ to join Arsenal. Offer Porto just over £30 million and he’ll more than likely be ours.