He is not Karim Benzema, but he is a respectable striker. But according to the Daily Star, Real Madrid youngster, Álvaro Morata has agreed to join Arsenal on a six-month loan deal from January to the end of the season so he can get some regular first-team football.
He has reportedly turned down offers from Tottenham Hotspur and a couple of other top European clubs to join the Gunners.
Morata has been allowed to leave on loan by Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti on a temporary basis. Morata has been struggling to get in ahead of the in-form players such as Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo, so playing for another top side in Europe might be the way for him to go.
Morata is primarily a striker who has been said to draw comparisons to legendary Madrid and Spain attacker Fernando Morientes. Morata has many similarities to Arsenal's number one striker, Olivier Giroud. They both are good in the air and at holding up the ball, with clinical finishing ability and excellent movement.
On average, Morata has scored a goal every six games this season which could be improved with more regular football. The youngster has been a stand out player for Madrid's reserve side RM Castilla. He scored 45 goals in 83 games for Castilla which helped him become a regular in the Spain U21 side.
He only started playing for the U21s this year and has already become the joint second highest goalscorer with 12 goals in just 11 games!
Morata made his Real Madrid first-team debut in 2010 coming on as a late substitute for Ángel di María. He scored his first goal in November 2012 against Levante UD after just being on the pitch for only 60 seconds.
The kid has earned a huge reputation after becoming a well-fitted in Real Madrid player and a Spain U21 star. He would be a good fit for Arsenal and could hopefully provide the much-need competition for Oliver Giroud.
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