Emirates Stadium boss circles Bernabeu hot-shot.
Reports are suggesting that Arsene Wenger could be circling the signature of Real Madrid youngster, Alvaro Morata, after it emerged that the player had apparently had a falling out with the club’s hierarchy.
The 19 year-old has appeared as one of the rising stars to come from the Real Madrid youth setup in recent years but looks to be seeking first team football elsewhere.
Morata has made 45 appearances for the Real Madrid ‘B’ side and scored over twenty goals in the process.
The Portuguese boss stated in December that he wasn’t looking to let any of his players leave the Spanish outfit, but in amongst the stars of his first team, the manager may be willing to let Morata exit the club.
For better or for worse, all Arsenal fans will know in their heart of hearts that Arsene Wenger is far far more likely to bid for Real Madrid starlet Alvaro Morata than first team starter Karim Benzema. It’s simply not in the Gunners boss’s genetic make-up to make big money moves for players everyone has heard of. Yes that can no doubt be frustrating for fans of the North London club to accept but at the same time for much of the Frenchman’s 15+ years at the club this policy has worked.
Alvaro Morata is a prolific marksman and the 19 year old has scored goals regularly wherever he has played. In Real Madrid’s B team the local born striker has hit the back of the net with regularity and in various levels of Spanish national team action has also done so, most notably striking 11 goals in 13 Under 19 appearances.
Even though Jose Mourinho only has two recognised strikers in his first team squad, the aforementioned Benzema and Gonzalo Higuain (with Cristiano Ronaldo providing a bucket-load of goals from a wide area), Morata seems no nearer getting action in the first team. Thus far the teenager has made just one La Liga appearances, playing for just two minutes, against Real Zaragoza last term.
Arsenal could well do with bringing in alternative attacking options though clearly Morata would only be a back up at first and may well not be Premier League ready just yet. The big 6ft 2in striker may well suit the physicality of the English top tier and given the fact that neither Marouane Chamakh or Gervinho have made an impact and that loaned out pair Nicklas Bendtner and Carlos Vela are unlikely to return, a move for the Real Madrid starlet makes a lot of sense.