Alvaro Morata Hints At Move After Admitting Frustration At Real Madrid
Alvaro Morata has admitted he may be forced to leave Real Madrid in search of regular first team football amid interest from Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham
With the January transfer window now open for business clubs will be working hard to try and strengthen their squad for the second half of the season, so we’ll keep you up-to-date with all the latest news, gossip and rumours. Today, Alvaro Morata admits he may be forced to leave Real Madrid.
Alvaro Morata has admitted he may be forced to leave Real Madrid in search of regular first team football amid reported interest from Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham, according to reports today.
The highly-rated Spanish U-21 striker has been used sparingly by Carlo Ancelotti so far this season with the likes of Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo and Jesse all ahead of him in the pecking order.
Recent reports have strongly linked Arsenal with a loan move for the striker as Arsene Wenger looks to bring in another option up front to help maintain the Gunners title push during the second half of the season following injuries to Nicklas Bendtner and Theo Walcott.
However, the Daily Mail are claiming that Tottenham are also in the hunt for Morata’s signature while Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was linked with a move to hijack Arsenal’s loan bid earlier this week.
While Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti was quoted recently as saying that Morata wasn’t going anywhere this month, but it seems the player could have other ideas.
The 21-year-old – who has been at Madrid his entire career – admitted he’s becoming frustrated at his-part role at the club and claimed he will be forced to look for a move away if he’s not considered as an important part of the first team:
‘It’s important to have a proper role in the team. I’ve been at Real Madrid my whole life and I’ve been a Real Madrid fan since I was a boy. I will be all my life but it’s important to have an important role.
‘If the moment comes that I don’t, I will look at other options. Staying at Real Madrid is complicated.
‘Playing five or 10 minutes is okay if you accept it. You have the chance to get on the pitch and try to change a game in a short space of time. Every minute in football is gold.’
The Mail suggest that Arsenal have been in close contact with Madrid officials this week and could seal a six-month loan deal worth £1.7m if Ancelotti rubber-stamps the move.
However, it remains to be seen whether the likes of Spurs and Liverpool also enter the bidding if the Spaniard’s decide to make the youngster available this month.
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