Amidst Arsenal’s dire need for a new striker, it seems they’re prepared to go all out to sign Alvaro Morata.
The Spain international is seen as a marked improvement on Olivier Giroud, Danny Welbeck and Theo Walcott, so much so that the Gunners have been linked with a £38 million move.
Various reports have emerged over the past few weeks suggesting Morata would be keen on a move to the Emirates Stadium, whilst others have claimed he wants to stay at Juventus.
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Real Madrid are also said to be interested in exercising his £23.6 million buy-back clause - but only to re-sell him.
And now, the 23-year-old has spoken on the prospect of completing a move to the Premier League. Arsenal fans will like what he had to say.
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According to the Daily Mail, he told Spanish outlet AS: “There are some offers from England that are tempting, not only by contract.
“I think for my characteristics the Premier League would be a great destination.
“I’m saying a move to the Premier League would not be a step backwards. 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, better player.
“I’m 23 and all I want is progress, to play and learn from the best.”
Arsenal could well be in luck, then, it just depends on whether they can beat the competition and secure Morata’s signature.
He’s far from the fastest of strikers, but during his time at the Bernabeu and Juventus Stadium he’s displayed a keen eye for goal and excellent ability.
And when played in front of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, Morata would undoubtedly thrive.
The Spaniard did admit, however, that he wants a future return to Los Blancos.
“Clearly that is what I would like,” he added. “That is my wish, to succeed in Madrid.
“But in Madrid there are great players. And what I want is to play and feel important.”
Elsewhere, Leicester City midfielder N’Golo Kante insists he is happy at the King Power Stadium amidst interest from Arsenal.
The Frenchman enjoyed a fantastic campaign in the Premier League and now finds himself a target for a number of European sides.
He told L’Equipe, per The Sun: “For now, I am happy at Leicester. I do not pay too much attention to everything that is said. For now, I am in Leicester and I focus on the Euros.
“I think that my season at Leicester surprised everybody. People liked to see a new Premier League champion.
“We had a magnificent season and then my debut with France went well. Maybe my journey also helps compared to other people who come from amateur football."