Arsene Wengers Arsenal has reportedly dropped out of the race to sign Juventus striker Alvaro Morata this summer following Real Madrid’s mammoth asking price. Various bookmakers including those on casino guides website had shorten the odds of Morata joining Arsenal which made Arsenal fans believe but it appears things have changed.
The Spanish striker, Morata has been plying his trade in Italy for Serie A champions Juventus, for the last two seasons.
Yesterday, Spanish champions Real Madrid confirmed that they will re-sign the Spanish striker this summer in a figure believed to be around £23.5m. It is reported that the player has a buy back clause in the contract that saw him move to Italy last season, and Real Madrid are set to activate the clause.
In a statement released on Real Madrid website, the champions league winners wrote: “Real Madrid C. F. have informed Juventus FC of their decision to salvage the federative rights on the player Alvaro Morata, who will join up with the first team for pre-season training under the command of Zinedine Zidane.”
Spanish giant Real Madrid are now looking to sell the 23-year-old striker to another club this summer to make a huge profit, as they have done with Spanish stars Alvaro Negredo and Roberto Soldado in the past.
According to The Mirror the English Premier League is a likely destination for Alvaro Morata but Arsenal has been put off Real’s £60m asking price. That could leave Manchester United and Chelsea set to to fight it out for his signature.