Arsenal are reportedly in talks with Real Madrid over a £51m potential transfer for Alvaro Morata. According to Corriere dello Sport (via Independent), the transfer triangle revolves around the buy-back clause inserted in Morata’s contract when he joined Juventus in 2014, meaning Real Madrid can buy him for £23.6m.
Arsenal would then pay £51m to Real Madrid, netting Real Madrid a nice profit. Real are willing to make a profit on their initial payment and it is understood Arsene Wenger, a longtime admirer of the forward, is looking to bolster his attacking options while Danny Welbeck is out for nine months.
The Spaniard has the capability of fueling up and igniting Arsenal’s attacks by conjuring moves with his swift actions and effective passing. Arsenal is in desperate need of an attacker in the absence of Danny Welbeck. The 23-year-old, who scored 11 goals this season, would bring quality in front of goal and will give competition to Oliver Giroud.
Nonetheless, it seems Juventus will do everything in their power to keep hold of Morata, who signed a contract in December and is happy to stay at the club.