Alvaro Morata has been repeatedly linked with a move to Arsenal recently – whether Gooners want him or not – and the Spaniard insists that he’d love a switch to the Premier League, as reported by the Mirror.
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The 23-year-old claims his first choice would be to return to Madrid and enjoy success with the La Liga giants, although he knows that is unlikely. Los Blancos only bring players of the highest quality to the Santiago Bernabeu, and if Morata were to return he’d be unlikely to see much game time.
“It’s clear that [staying at Madrid] is what I’d most like,” he said.
“That’s my desire, to win things at Madrid.
“But at Madrid there are great players, and what I want is to play and to feel important.
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“Next year I will play in the team that I have the most opportunities in.
“There are some offers from England that are tempting, not only because of the contract.”
He also claims he’s happy at Juventus, although even with the Serie A side he hasn’t been getting the game time he’d probably like. Paulo Dybala has displaced him as the first choice forward, and considering the Argentine’s form it’s hard to see Morata wrestling his spot back.
He insists that the Premier League would be “a great place to go”, and despite keeping his cards close to his chest he has definitely suggested he’d be more than open to a switch to the English top flight.
“I think that for my style of play, the Premier League would be a great place to go,” he said.
“I’m not saying that I want to leave Juventus, which is a team that I can only speak well of. I’m saying that going to the Premier League wouldn’t be a backwards step.
“With what I’ve learned in Italy, if I have the chance to learn more in England I believe that it would make me a more complete player, better.
“I’m 23 years old and what I want is to progress, to play, to learn from the best and have a great career.”
Morata arguably isn’t the quality we need anyway, and if this season’s form is anything to go by then he certainly couldn’t cut it at Arsenal. We need a real improvement over Olivier Giroud, not just another squad player, and while Morata shows real promise, we need a top quality forward who can come in and have an immediate impact.
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If Morata is the only option available to us then so be it, but Arsene Wenger should really be targeting forwards of a higher calibre.