Morata’s Agent Flying To London For Talks, Madrid Now Willing To Discuss Deal
Real Madrid are now willing to let Alvaro Morata leave on loan and his agent is due in London on Friday to hold talks with Arsenal, West Ham 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, more on the future of Alvaro Morata.
Some interesting developments on the future of Alvaro Morata today with reports suggesting that Real Madrid are now willing to let the striker leave on loan and his agent is due in London on Friday to hold talks with Arsenal, West Ham and Tottenham.
After weeks of refusing to let him leave, the Evening Standard are reporting that following talks with the 21-year-old’s representatives, Madrid have now softened their stance and told interested parties that they are ready to listen to offers regarding the loan of Morata until the end of the season.
The newspaper suggests that Arsenal are leading the race, with Madrid and the player both keen on a move to the Emirates until the end of the season – although there will be no option to make the move permanent in the summer.
Carlo Ancelotti is understood to be reluctant to let the Spanish under-21 international leave but if a loan fee can be agreed, Madrid officials are now ready to rubber stamp a short-term deal.
The Evening Standard’s report appears to be backed-up by Spanish newspaper AS, who are reporting that Morata’s agent, Juanma Lopez, will travel to London on Friday with the players father to hold talks with Arsenal, Tottenham and West Ham about a loan move.
“The representative of Alvaro Morata, Juanma Lopez, and the player’s father on Friday (will) travel to London to negotiate a possible transfer of the squad with Arsenal, Tottenham and West Ham.
Morata was tired of not having minutes at Real Madrid despite his good performances and seeks an immediate exit.” it’s reported in AS
The player himself appeared to hint at a move after he was quoted on Thursday as saying he may be forced to leave the Bernabeu in search of regular first team football:
‘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.’ [source: Daily Mail]
Morata is highly-rated at Madrid but is struggling to force his way in to Carlo Ancelotti’s first team plans this season with Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo and Jesse all ahead of him in the pecking order.
If these reports are accurate then it appears the young striker could be heading to the Premier League for the rest of the season, with Arsenal seemingly favourites to sign him.
Arsene Wenger is in need of striking reinforcements following injuries to Nicklas Bendtner and Theo Walcott, and Morata would certainly offer a useful alternative to Olivier Giroud during the second half of the campaign if the Gunners can pull it off.
But there are sure to be more twists and turns over the coming days so we’ll keep you informed of any new developments.
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