Potential Arsenal target and current Juventus centre-forward Alvaro Morata would reportedly demand significant wages believed to be in the region of £6 million a year. Should the Gunners pay up it would make the 23 year old one of the North London club’s top earners on around £115,000 a week!
Arsenal, who have long been in the hunt for a top centre-forward, reportedly turned their attention to the Spain international as the season drew to a close, and given the ongoing Jamie Vardy saga, it is believed that the 23-year-old could be prioritised by Wenger as he grows impatient with the Englishman’s indecision.
If the Gunners were able to tie down a deal for Morata it could hugely improve their odds of claiming their first Premier League title in over a decade, it is not inconceivable to believe that Online soccer betting sites could slash the Gunners’ odds even to the point of being favourites if an efficient goalscorer was brought in to compliment France striker Olivier Giroud.
Having struggled to nail down a regular starting spot whilst playing for Real Madrid, the Spain international decided to move on to the perennial Italian champions in Juventus, here he has experienced an improvement in playing time and form and earned himself a spot as the starting striker for Spain at Euro 2016. So far this tournament Morata has played his best game against Turkey where he scored twice to cap an impressive performance from the defending European Champions.
Despite Arsenal’s reported interest it is widely believed that Real Madrid retain a clause in the Spaniards contract which would allow them to buy him back at an agreed fee should the Old Lady decide to sell up, it is possible that the Champions League winners may take advantage of a favourable buy out fee to sell the striker on at a sizeable profit.
Should a move for Morata not materialise, rumours are suggesting that Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger may look to former Manchester City striker Stefan Jovetic as an alternative along with a speculative enquiry about the availability of Polish and Bayern forward Robert Lewandowski. One thing the Gunners boss will have to keep in mind is that any players he may be targeting could become the subject of fierce competition once Euro 2016 is over, especially if they have performed well on the big stage.