Heavily linked with a move to Arsenal over the past few transfer windows, rumours again coming up suggesting Morata could be on his way to Arsenal and Real Madrid reportedly set to pay Juventus 30 million euros to bring back the Spaniard only to sell him off for around 50 million euros.
The highly-rated Spanish striker joined Juventus instead of Arsenal back in the 2014 summer. There were even negotiations between Arsenal and Real Madrid at that time but the Gunners were not willing to include any buy-back clause. As a result, Morata went to Turin.
It is now that buy-back clause which Real Madrid are interested on and it could help Arsenal to sign the striker this summer. According to a report from AS, Madrid have decided to sign Morata for the clause of almost £23m only to sell him to the highest bidder in order to collect a tidy profit when someone comes up with an offer in the region of £40m.
It would eventually aid Madrid’s summer spree, the upcoming transfer window happens to be their last before a transfer ban so you can expect them to stock their team and splash a hefty amount before the window closes at the end of August.
Morata was sold for 20 million euros to Juventus leaving the way clear for Benzema to be the number one striker.
But the question is, will anyone come up with such a huge offer? Well, Real think Arsenal will. The window to sign the 23-year-old Spaniard may open again for the Gunners, who would certainly be lured to join in with such a deal.
However, the one major stumbling block is Morata himself, who still thinks he is happy in Italy. Earlier, Morata has revealed he will only return to Real Madrid if he was promised to be included as the first choice forward in the side. So, would he really be that much happy to leave Juventus only to move somewhere else? Particularly, if there is no guarantee where he would end up.
Arsenal may well go for Morata this summer with all they have but it would require him taking a leap of faith and leaving behind the comfort of current happiness. Seems like a long shot.