Juventus striker Alvaro Morata has revealed that the Premier League appeals to him and believes that he would be well suited to the English game.
The 23-year-old is under contract with the Bianconeri until 2020, but Real Madrid hold a buy-back clause to reacquire him at the end of either this season or next with his valuation potentially increasing to €30m.
According to AS, the Spanish giants intend on exercising that option, but with a view of selling Morata on and making a profit.
While that situation would certainly leave Juve short-handed, it will be welcome news for Arsenal provided that they are willing to pay the kind of fee that Madrid are keen on receiving.
Nevertheless, it appears as though Morata has now opened the door to a move to the Premier League, revealing that he believes his style of game could be more effective there compared to Spain and Italy.
“I like it [the Premier League],” he told Marca.
“I like it a lot due to the characteristics of its football and because it’s more attractive for a striker as it’s not as tactical as Italian football.”
On England and Germany, he said: “They are countries which might suit my style of play better but I’m happy in Italy. Juve is a top club and I feel right at home.”
The Spanish international went on to reiterate that he is happy in Turin, but ‘doesn’t know’ where he will be next season as he continues to grow frustrated about the lack of clarity over his future and whether or not Madrid will take him back to Spain.
With the likes Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott unable to deliver 20 goals and more in recent seasons, Arsene Wenger’s side is arguably crying out for a world-class striker that can fire them towards silverware on a regular basis.
At 23, Morata still has plenty of room for improvement but has grown with playing time in Turin. Whether or not he is the type of striker to deliver goals for Arsenal is up for debate, but he would certainly add a different dimension to their attack and would give them a boost for next season.