Arsene Wenger runs the risk of being embarrassed in Arsenal’s first transfer race of the season, as Tottenham are preparing a sneaky move for Real Madrid star Alvaro Morata, despite the Gunners being in pole position to sign him.
The young striker has been heavily linked with an exit from the Santiago Bernabeu this summer, as he’s struggled to find game-time amongst a front-line occupied by the likes of Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale. Wenger is thought to be preparing to take advantage of this situation by making the Spaniard his much-needed first signing with next season in mind, as her looks to provide support up top for Olivier Giroud.
However according to the Metro arch-rivals Tottenham, who have yet to appoint a new manager following the sacking of Tim Sherwood, believe they could seize the initiative and get ahead in the race for Morata with an offer of around £12million. With Jese Rodriguez also to come back from injury at Madrid it would seem that they have no definitive reason to reject an offer from abroad, and the player himself is said to prefer a transfer to England as opposed to Italy, where he has other suitors.
Following their F.A Cup success last weekend Arsenal chiefs have promised Wenger £100million to spend, and are keen to ensure that they land players who will markedly improve their title-challenging credentials. If Spurs were to beat them to Morata however, fans would once again have cause for concern.