Arsenal could move for former Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata in the next transfer window reports The Sun. Morata joined Juventus from Real Madrid in 2014 but the La Liga club inserted a buy-back clause in his contract which would’ve allowed them to re-sign him for £22million last summer or £26million this summer.
Now that FIFA has banned Madrid from making any transfers till the summer of 2017, Real Madrid’s hopes to move for Morata are dead in the water and Wenger and Arsenal are reportedly keen on making the most of it. The Sun say that Wenger had tried extremely hard to sign Morata in 2014 and could go back in for him.
Morata’s performances last season were very crucial for Juventus as they won the Scudetto and reached the finals of the Champions League but Juventus have signed Mario Mandzukic this season and he has been their main man with Morata starting just 8 Serie A games.
It is no secret that Wenger is looking for a striker and the Spain striker fits the bill. He is just 23 and has the best years ahead of him and if Wenger can get a striker like him for just £20million, it would represent some great business. The signing would be good for both sides as Morata can get more playing time while Arsenal can boost their attacking options. Currently, Arsenal have only 1 fit out-an-out striker in Olivier Giroud and signing Morata would help in reducing some of his burden.
Arsenal have been linked with big-money moves for other strikers like Edinson Cavani, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Karim Benzema recently and it will be interesting to see if Wenger decides to move for any of them even if Morata is available.