Arsenal have been encouraged by reports that Real Madrid may be coming round to the idea of letting Alvaro Morata leave on loan in the January transfer window, according to reports in Spanish newspaper AS.
The Gunners are reportedly willing to pay Real Madrid up to €2 million for the chance to take the 21 year old striker on a temporary deal as Wenger looks to increase his options in attack.
The deal was thought to be dead in the water after Carlo Ancelotti declared that he is not planning for any departures in the January transfer window. However reports in the Spanish media claim that officials at the Bernabeu are coming round to the idea of loaning the young Spanish striker out for the rest of the season.
Alvaro Morata has also admitted that he could leave the Spanish club amid interest from the Gunners and Liverpool. He said:
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.
The Spaniard is currently sitting behind both Karim Benzema and Jese in the pecking order and there are concerns from both the player’s representatives and the club that his progress could come to a standstill if left to sit on the bench.
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He 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 and has a killer instinct in front of goal and his physical attributes make him the perfect understudy to Giroud and 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.
The Gunners will be looking to make big moves in the summer when top players become available, however Morata would be a solid addition if we can loan him for the remainder of 2013-14. The Spanish youngster would also have an opportunity to contribute on a regular basis at the Emirates. With permanent deal out of question, a loan move looks to be the only way to bring him to the Emirates.
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