Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has made Juventus forward Alvaro Morata his top summer striker target.
The 23-year-old rose through the ranks at Real Madrid before moving to Turin in 2014 after failing to establish himself in the senior side in Spain.
Since becoming the Old Lady’s latest No.9, Morata has excelled helping the club reach last season’s Champions League final as well as win the Coppa Italia and Serie A.
Now, after almost two years at Juventus and having scored 14 goals in 58 league matches, Wenger is keen on signing the Spain international as the Telegraph reports that the Frenchman wants to rebuild the spine of his team.
However, the aforementioned article also states that sources in Spain believe that Real Madrid intend to trigger Morata’s buy-back clause of £23 million before selling him on for a profit.
Should Madrid get their hands on the Spanish forward, it is thought that the Gunners would need to fork out over £30m to acquire his signature.
Olivier Giroud has led Arsenal’s line for the past few years and despite regularly reaching double figures – hitting at least 20 goals in two of his four seasons in North London – he’s still not considered the answer to their problems.
There has been a feeling among the supporters for quite some time that Wenger needs to sign an upgrade on Giroud and it seems that the Frenchman is finally ready to do so, starting this summer.
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