Alvaro Morata has put reported suitors Arsenal on red alert after admitting the Premier league would be a ‘great destination’ for his characteristics.
Juventus are reportedly ready to sell the 23-year-old this summer, with Real Madrid having first-refusal on the striker.
Morata has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal and is thought to be Arsene Wenger’s number one striker target.
The Gunners are also believed ready to pay up to £30 million for the Spaniard’s services, but face competition from a number of other Premier League clubs who Morata claim are keen on him. PSG are also credited with interest.
Real could buy him back for £23 million, but it is highly unlikely that Morata will see regular first-team action at the Bernabeu, with Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema all ahead of him in the pecking order.
Although Morata would like to be successful at Real, the Spain international is open to the idea of playing in the Premier League next season and wants his future resolved before the Euros kicks-off:
‘Hopefully everything will be resolved before then, because it is uncomfortable to be helping your country with phone in hand.
‘My wish is to succeed in Madrid, but Madrid have great players and what I want is to play and feel important.
‘There are some offers from England that are tempting, not only because of the contract. I think my characteristics mean the Premier League would be a great destination.’
‘With what I have learned in Italy, if I have the chance to learn something more in England I think it would make me a more complete player.
‘I am 23 years old and I want to progress, to play and learn from the best.’
Despite winning two domestic doubles with Juventus and reaching the Champions League final with the Serie A giants since leaving Real Madrid in 2014, Morata wants a new challenge next season:
‘I have won everything you can win in Italy, I have reached the final of a Champions League, I have created goals and I have grown as a player and a person.
‘I think I’m a different player from at Real Madrid – the little guy who went running out at the Bernabeu with all the enthusiasm in the world.’
It’s no secret that Arsenal need to sign a top quality striker this summer if they are to win the Premier League title next season, and it appears Arsene Wenger is ready to deliever this time around (how many times have we heard that before).
In his last two seasons at Juventus, the Spanish forward has netted 22 goals in a total of 84 appearances. It is roughly a goal every four games, which isn’t the best and may have Arsenal fans fearing the worst if Wenger manages to land him. However, he would offer our current striker force something different should he join.
Personally, I wouldn’t mind Arsenal signing him – for the right price – but I don’t believe he’s the guy to push the Gunners over the line.
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