Big striker blow for Arsenal?


Rumours raging

As happens so frequently in the summer months the gun was well and truly jumped last week, as reports surfaced about Arsenal having virtually completed a deal for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata.

The trail has well and truly gone cold over the last few days and Arsenal have made no comment about their intention to sign the striker this summer

A further worrying development, for those who like Morata and Arsenal, is that we report that Marca has reported that Tuttosport reports that the striker may want to move to Juventus this summer. What a report!

Italian newspaper ‘Tuttosport’ has livened up the day with a bombshell. Real Madrid have on the table an offer of €28 million for Álvaro Morata from Wolfsburg. The player would receive €17 million over five years, but the player has his mind set on Juventus.

Without a direct quote from the player himself it is of course just conjecture at this stage. But it would appear ever more likely that Arsenal are much further away from a potential deal then was being reported last week.

Italy is of course enjoying a renaissance at the moment and they look to be returning to the top table of European football after the match fixing controversies of the recent past.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has proven over the last few years that he is one of the hardest football minds to read in the game.

Any Arsenal fan can tell you that the striker department needs improvement and a defensive midfielder would also be really nice thank you very much.

And whilst many expect Arsenal to buy a couple of forwards this summer who knows what the great Frenchman is thinking re: transfers.

Arsenal fans: would Morata be a decent addition?




  1. jordangooner

    Jun 4, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    Arsenal are not interested in Morata so therefore it is not a blow. Wenger has certain targets, but no bids will, be made until after the World Cup.

  2. Sgora

    Jun 5, 2014 at 2:30 am

    Alvaro Morata? Why is he a’big name signing’ ? He is a boy with immense potential which can blossom into big stardom or remain exactly what it is… Potential. That he sits on Real Madrid’s substitute bench doesn’t qualify him as a ‘big name’ player, he still has to earn that status. However, with Perez behind him I wouldn’t be surprised if he ends up amounting to just another player. According to Real Madrid he doesn’t meet their standards, at least not now, and they are not willing to give him a chance to play so he can polish the rough edges.

    Normally in such circumstances a player is loaned out for a nominal fee to a well chosen club where the player will be given regular play time or such player is sold. Here we see Perez selling a player at grossly inflated values, a player, while keeping the engagement ring firmly on its finger. If the €28m bandied around is true then the boy is give or take up or under the values of the following tried and tested seasoned campaigners: Costa, RvP, Mandzukic, Fabrigas, Robrego, Gotze, Higuain, Pedro, who are each within 5m range above or under Alvaro’s figure. That’s rubbish! If Wilfred Bony or Loic Remy were playing for Real Madrid last season they’d both be wearing the ‘big name transfer’ and with a reason

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