Despite reports claiming Real Madrid is seeking a move to reacquire Juventus striker Alvaro Morata, the Madridistas could have a different plan in the works.
According to AS, Arsenal has shown significant interest in the Spanish forward and is a possible destination in a sign-and-trade that would require Madrid to trigger Morata’s buy-back clause.
While the report mentions Arsenal as the most interested side at this point in such a deal, it does also suggest Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund could be linked with the player’s services.
Despite the latest speculation, Morata remains content with Juventus.
Morata told Cadena Cope:
“Of course I’d like to know where I’ll be playing next year, mostly so I know where to buy a house,” Morata said. “However, my future doesn’t only depend on me.
“I’m happy at Juve, but it isn’t up to me and I don’t know where I will end up. Going by the contract, returning to Real Madrid is a real possibility and I just hope everything is tied up quickly.”
With Karim Benzema not necessarily appearing to be a suitable solution at forward for Real, a potential Morata return would make a ton of success. That being said, Arsenal is a destination that also holds credibility. Olivier Giroud‘s instability at forward leaves Arsene Wenger in a pickle, and the 23-year old Morata could be the perfect addition.