Arsenal handed transfer boost in the chase for Spanish striker


Arsenal are given a massive transfer boost after Real Madrid have told Arsene Wenger that the Los Blancos are willing to listen to offers for striker Alvaro Morata. 

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti insisted few days back that the Spaniard is not going anywhere in the winter transfer window. The Daily Mirror reports that Madrid have taken a U-turn and are prepared to loan him out – for a £1.7m fee.

Alvaro Morata

The Gunners are short of attacking options at the moment, after injuries to Theo Walcott and Nicklas Bendtner, and according to reports, Arsenal have placed the 21-year-old at the top of their list for January transfers to solve their forward problems.

Initially Madrid were refusing to sell him but Evening Standard reports that after talks between the player’s representative and the club, Madrid have altered their stance and should a loan deal be agreed, the highly-rated youngster could join the Emirates at the end of the month.

Morata in a recent interview said that he needs to make the most of the time at Madrid, but doesn’t rule out the possibility of moving elsewhere. He told digital magazine ‘Minuto 116’:

“Real has been my team since I was little and will be all my life, but I think the important thing is to have a relevant role in the team. If I ever feel that’s not the case, I would look at other options. In football, it’s very difficult to stay at the top and even more so in a team like Real”

Morata hasn’t had the best of season so far. He has just managed 1 league start to the season and has bagged two goals thus far. Already he is seen as a deputy to main striker Karim Benzema, but now has fallen down the pecking orders behind another prolific youngster Jese Rodriguez.

Liverpool are also thought to be interested in securing a loan deal for the youngster, but as it stands Arsenal are leading the chase to land him as Madrid are understood to favour the Gunners believing Morata will get regular chances under Wenger.

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