If Arsenal were hoping to sign Spanish striker Alvaro Morata this summer, they may have to pay just a little bit more after his impressive performance for the national team on Wednesday night.
The 23-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to the Gunners with Arsene Wenger believed to be preparing to pay as much as €50million to sign him.
However, before Morata can think about his future, he must first concentrate on Spain's Euro 2016 campaign. Vicente del Bosque's men are on a revenge mission after their disastrous performance in the World Cup two years ago, where they crashed out at the group stage.
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Morata was not involved in the squad that underperformed in Brazil but he will be one of the men hoping to make an impression in a young and exciting Spanish side. And he got his summer off to an absolute flyer, scoring twice against South Korea in a 6-1 demolition.
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If Arsenal are to land Morata it won't be without some pretty hard work. Morata currently plays for Juventus but it is widely believed that Real Madrid, who sold him in 2014, will activate a buy-back clause worth €30m. Knowing they can make a profit, only then will Arsenal be given the chance to launch a bid.
Even then, they may miss out. If Morata continues to score goals for Spain, there is every chance Zinedine Zidane could keep him at the Bernabeu while Juventus will also fight tooth and nail to keep him in Turin.
However, the player himself has admitted he is tempted by the Premier League.
He recently said: "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."
And he is also keen to get his future sorted out as soon as possible, ideally before the European Championships kick off on June 10th.
“Hopefully everything will be resolved before then because it is uncomfortable to be helping your country with phone in hand," he finished.
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