We’ve been regularly linked with Alvaro Morata over the last couple of seasons, and it’s looking increasingly likely that the Spaniard could be on his way out of Juventus this summer, according to the Daily Star.
A number of clubs have been chasing his signature, and the fact that he hasn’t been getting as much game time with Juventus this season suggests he could be looking for an exit. He’s been overshadowed by Paulo Dybala – who admittedly has been fantastic – and has struggled for both games and form as a consequence.
The former Real Madrid star claims he’s simply looking to get games and score goals, and his allegiance is to whichever team will allow him to do that.
“Do I like this [Juventus] shirt? For me, what I like is scoring goals,” he said.
“I’m fighting for Juventus as they’re my team. Will I stay? We will see.”
We could certainly give him the games he wants, as our current options up front have really been letting us down. Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott have been hugely disappointing recently, while Danny Welbeck is never going to be the world class striker that we need.
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While Morata has plenty of potential, you’d argue that at the moment he’s not of the quality we need either. During his first season with Juventus he was one of the best forwards around, but this season he’s really struggled for goals.
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He’s likely to cost a decent chunk too, and while we unquestionably need a new striker, we can’t spend a small fortune on a player who is in terribly poor form. Manchester City are also being credited with an interest (via the Daily Star), and if they really want to get their hands on him then they could blow us out of the water financially. Could they offer him the same game time though? With Sergio Aguero in the team that seems unlikely.