Despite having a penchant for not spending money, Arsenal are willing to get their hands in their pockets for Real Madrid striker, Alvaro Morata.
The Spaniard has recently been bought back by Madrid for £25m, but will be allowed to leave if a suitable offer comes in, with Arsenal keen on signing the 23-year-old.
To persuade the former Juventus striker, Arsene Wenger’s side are set to offer Morata £140,000 per week – more than doubling his current wage at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Morata scored 12 goals in 47 appearances for Juve last season, but fears his first-team opportunities will be limited back in his homeland, where Karim Benzema is expected to remain first choice striker.
Interestingly, Morata recently said:
I’ve got nothing to prove.
I’m not a Castilla player anymore.Advertisement
That quote seems to suggest he won’t be happy sitting on the bench behind the likes of Benzema, all while picking up a measly £65,000 weekly wage.
Arsenal are set to pay him double that, while Chelsea also remain keen on him as Antonio Conte looks to rebuild the side he inherited from Guus Hiddink.
The lack of European football will hinder the Blues though, but they may be able to offer more money if Diego Costa leaves for Atletico Madrid this summer.
So, by the end of this summer, Morata will have played for his country and moved clubs twice.
That’s one in demand striker!