Striker Demands £6m-A-Year Deal To Join Arsenal or Chelsea
A Spanish striker has told Arsenal and Chelsea he’ll want a deal worth at least £6m-a-year in order to make the move to the Premier League this summer
The opening of the summer transfer window is fast approaching so we’ll bring you all the latest transfer rumours and gossip from around the globe. Today, Alvaro Morata makes his demands….
Alvaro Morata has told Arsenal and Chelsea he’ll want a deal worth at least £6m-a-year in order to make the move to the Premier League this summer, according to the Express.
Morata’s future has been a hot topic for discussion this summer after it emerged that Real Madrid have reportedly made it clear they will activate a £23m buyback clause that was inserted in to the deal that saw him join Juventus two years ago.
The Spanish giants are then planning to sell the 23-year-old on for an immediate profit and a number of Premier League clubs have been credited with an interest with Arsenal and Chelsea among those who’ve been linked with the striker in recent weeks [source: Express].
Arsene Wenger saw his move for Jamie Vardy stall earlier this month and the Gunners boss could be eyeing Morata as an alternative target should the England international decide to remain at Leicester City.
Incoming Blues boss Antonio Conte is expected to be busy in the market this summer overhauling the Chelsea squad and another striker to support Diego Costa is likely to be on the agenda, with Morata seemingly on the Italian tacticians radar.
Neither club is able to make an official move for the Spanish international until Madrid formally activate his buyback clause – which must be done by July 15th – but it appears preliminary discussions have taken place over potential deals.
However, the Express are citing reports coming from Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport that claim Morata’s camp has made it clear to Arsenal and Chelsea that he’ll want a salary worth at least £6m-per-season in order to make the move to England this summer.
Only time will tell if the London duo will be prepared to offer such a package but with the transfer fee reportedly going to be in excess of £40m, any potential deal to sign Morata is going to be extremely expensive.
However, the striker managed just 8 goals in Serie A last season and was widely criticised for his performance during Spain’s opening 1-0 over Czech Republic, so I have my doubts as to whether Morata would be worth such an outlay.
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