Italian newspaper Tuttosport have claimed that real Madrid youngster Alvaro Morata who is also an Arsenal transfer target is set to join Serie A Champions Juventus in the summer. TMW have also relayed the story claiming the deal is almost on the verge of completion.
Here is a snippet of the front page of Tuttosport from yesterday.
Juventus had earlier offered €15m but were later asked to increase their bid is they were to finsih off teh deal quickly. It is now believed that the Bianconeri will pay anything in between €20m-€22m to acquire the services of the youngster till 2018 but there is set to be a repurchase option for Real which means that the Los Blancos will have to shell out around €30m to get the player back to Bernebeu.
Morata has been a long term Arsenal target with the Gunners boss Arsene Wenger in the market for a striker who could take the pressure off Olivier Giroud up front. However, the player is willing to move only to Turin and will now sign a package worth around a net salary of €2.2 m per year.
What does this mean for Arsenal: It appears as if Wenger wanted to buy the player outright but later pulled out due to Real’s insistence on putting a buy back clause on the agreement.