Arsenal are reportedly back in for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata after the striker had a huge bust with up with his manager Carlo Ancelotti, according to reports in Spanish publication Sport.
The Spaniard has barely featured for Real Madrid this season, both in the league and in the cup competitions and has started just one La Liga game all season.
The Gunners have been credited with an interest in Morata this transfer window, but any hopes of signing appeared to have been dashed after he insisted he was happy at the Santiago Bernabeu.
However, the report states the young striker and his manager at Madrid had a heated confrontation in the team dressing room and had to be split up by Cristiano Ronaldo. It reportedly started as Morata feels he should be getting more minutes but Ancelotti wants him to go out on loan and the argument was so fierce that Sport say they were screaming at each other.
The 21 year old has seen action mostly as a substitute during his time at the Bernabeu, his incredible production with Real Madrid’s reserve team in recent years suggests he’s capable of thriving in a more significant role. He has scored 45 goals in 83 appearances with Real’s B squad from 2010 to 2013.
He is quick, strong, has a killer instinct in front of goal and his physical attributes make him the perfect understudy to Giroud. His ability to get goals from the bench would be very welcome at Arsenal. He has proved to be lethal in front of goal at youth level and whatever first team chances he’s had with Real Madrid.
Morata is barely playing at the Bernabeu with the likes of Benzema, Ronaldo and Jesse all ahead of him in the pecking order, so a loan would certainly do him some good as he should get plenty of playing time with us. He might not make a big time impact on the title race this season but has the talents to become a top striker one day.
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