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Morata 'wishes' to succeed at Madrid.

Alvaro Morata admits offers from the Premier League are 'tempting'

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Arsenal’s pursuit of Alvaro Morata has been ongoing for a number of weeks now and it’s still unclear where his future lies.

The situation involving Morata is a bit more complicated than the usual transfer. That’s because Real Madrid appear keen to trigger the buy-back clause for the striker and then sell the Spaniard on for profit.

It means that the Gunners will have to wait for Madrid’s move before negotiating a deal with the 23-year-old.

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Morata will be heading to Euro 2016 with Spain and has admitted he wants his future sorted before then.

But who will he be playing for next season? Juventus? Real Madrid or Arsenal?

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Morata's comments

"Hopefully everything will be resolved before then [Euro 2016], because it is uncomfortable to be helping your country with phone in hand," Morata told Spanish newspaper AS.

"My wish is to succeed in Madrid, but Madrid have great players and what I want is to play and feel important.”

But the talented forward has revealed that there has been contact from Premier League clubs and admits that a move to England is ‘tempting.’

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"There are some offers from England that are tempting, not only because of the contract. I think my characteristics mean the Premier League would be a great destination,” he said.

"With what I have learned in Italy, if I have the chance to learn something more in England I think it would make me a more complete player.

"I am 23 years old and I want to progress, to play and learn from the best."

Need for a striker

His comments will be a boost to Arsenal fans who will no doubt be desperate for Arsene Wenger to sign a new striker this summer to rival Olivier Giroud.

However, despite his qualities, Morata isn’t exactly the prolific goalscorer that Gooners are crying out for. He only managed 12 goals in 47 matches in all competitions last season in Italy, half of the tally managed by Giroud.

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Morata signed for Juventus in 2014 after failing to play regular first-team football at the Bernabeu. Since arriving in Turin, he has helped Juventus win consecutive league titles as well as leading them to the Champions League final in 2014 - where he scored in both legs against his former club.

Improvements

And he believes he’s improved greatly since his £15 million move.

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"I have won everything you can win in Italy, I have reached the final of a Champions League, I have created goals and I have grown as a player and a person," he added.

"I think I'm a different player from at Real Madrid - the little guy who went running out at the Bernabeu with all the enthusiasm in the world."

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