Real Madrid and Arsenal are reportedly set to be at the centre of a bizarre transfer saga this summer.
That’s because Spanish website AS believe that the Spanish club will trigger a buy-back clause for Juventus’ Alvaro Morata before making a profit by selling him to the Gunners.
Morata has impressed for the Old Lady this season, despite only scoring 10 times in 40 appearances and it’s reported the Gunners are extremely keen on the 23-year-old.
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Madrid have heard of Arsenal’s interest and have devised a cunning plan to make a decent profit from it.
Juventus will obviously be reluctant to sell their talented striker but will have no alternative but to accept a £24 million bid from Zinedine Zidane's side due to a contract agreement when he signed for the Italians in 2014.
However, Juventus may not come out of this deal empty-handed because the same report claims that they are interested snatching Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez in a strange transfer triangle.
Earlier today, it was reported that Wenger has been urged to spend big in order to earn a new contract at the club.
And the signing of Morata would be identified as the exact type of player the Gunners need.
A new striker is imperative in the summer with fans running out of patience with Oliver Giroud while Theo Walcott hasn’t impressed when selected.
Danny Welbeck is probably Wenger’s best option at the moment but his regular injuries and lack of a prolific goalscoring record means the club desperately need a world-class striker.
Juventus signed Morata for £16 million and he played a huge role in the club reaching the Champions League final last season.
Morata scored in both legs of the semi-final against Real Madrid and also bagged the equaliser in the final against Barcelona, although they lost the match 3-1.
Despite knocking them out of last season’s Champions League, Morata is something of a fan favourite at the Bernabeu, even though he only made 35 league appearances for them.
He graduated through the academy, before playing for Real Madrid Castilla - Madrid’s reserve side.
He was promoted into the first-team squad for the 2012/13 season and played 37 La Liga matches, scoring ten goals.
In a recent poll, 66% of Madrid fans voted that they wanted Morata back at the Spanish capital to stay.
This scenario is definitely one to keep your eye on this summer as Real Madrid, Arsenal and Juventus all enter a three-way tug-of-war for the Spaniard.