A major update has emerged regarding Atletico Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, with Arsenal reportedly signifying their interest in the Spaniard.
THE LOWDOWN: STRIKER SEARCH
The Gunners are set for a busy transfer window where the focus will be placed on strengthening the current squad with quality in a bid to further their ambitions under Mikel Arteta at the Emirates Stadium.
And according to reports, the club have identified a potential candidate.
THE LATEST: GUNNERS INTEREST
As per Corriere dello Sport, the north London outfit are interested in Morata ahead of the summer transfer window.
The report states:
“There is an additional threat for Juve (Juventus) in the race to keep the Spanish striker: it is the Gunners, who would have entered the contest by exploiting the impasse between the Bianconeri and Atletico Madrid.”
A recent report in the Italian outlet, as relayed by Sport Witness claim that Arsenal have tabled an offer worth €30m (£25m) for the Spanish international striker, who is not keen on returning to Atletico Madrid after his loan spell.
THE VERDICT: NOT PROFILIC
The former Chelsea striker’s career trajectory has been a mystery nobody knows how to solve, performing below his capabilities wherever he has played, but clubs still tend to pay massive fees to get him on board.
The Spanish international seems destined for another big move, with clubs across the continent continuing to retain an interest in him. The last few years have been difficult for the £27m-rated forward, who may not get a permanent move at Juventus after their big-money capture of former Arsenal target Dusan Vlahovic.
This is a forward who is far from prolific in front of goal, becoming notorious for his lack of composure inside the penalty area. So far this campaign in Serie A, he’s only registered eight goals in 30 outings.
Then, as a result of his form for Spain at the Euros last summer, pundit Gary Neville launched a scathing attack on his abilities, saying: “He’s got that vulnerable look about him, almost like he needs a cuddle.”