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Arsenal Told To Pay €30m To Sign Striker After Agreeing Personal Terms

Arsenal have been told by Real Madrid that they will need to pay €30m (£25m) to sign Alvaro Morata this summer after agreeing personal terms with the striker

The January transfer window may have slammed shut but clubs will still be working hard behind the scenes at identifying targets for the summer, so we’ll bring you all the latest news, gossip and rumours. Today, Arsenal must pay big money to sign Alvaro Morata.

Alvaro Morata

Arsenal have been told by Real Madrid that they will need to pay €30m (£25m) to sign Alvaro Morata this summer after agreeing personal terms with the striker, according to the Metro.

The 21-year-old has been strongly linked with a move to north London over the past 12 months and we were reported to have failed with a bid to bring the striker to England on a six-month loan deal back in January.

Spanish journalist Guillem Balague claimed two weeks ago that Morata has now grown tired of his lack of first team opportunities at Real and has agreed terms to join Arsenal on a permanent deal if the two clubs can agree a fee.

The Metro are now reporting that while Madrid are open to the idea of selling the Spanish under-21 star, they have informed the Gunners that it will take a bid of €30m (£25m) to persuade them to cash in.

It remains to be seen whether Arsene Wenger will sanction such an offer for the youngster but the newspaper suggests that Morata has his ‘heart set on the move’ to Arsenal and is keen for a deal to be agreed when official talks between the clubs start at the end of the season.

I think it’s safe to say that a striker will be on the agenda for Wenger this summer as we have little back-up behind Olivier Giroud. Nicklas Bendtner is certain to leave when his contract expires in June while Yaya Sanogo is still very raw and doesn’t look ready to command a first team place, so we need to bring in at least one forward.

Morata is a tall, powerful frontman who would be very-much a like-for-like replacement for Giroud and he’d certainly be an upgrade on Sanogo, so in that sense he’d be a good signing, but I’m not sure he’s worth the £25m Real want.

If we could get him for nearer £15m then he’d be an excellent buy, but I’d also like to see us bring in someone who can offer something different to Giroud. A pacey striker who makes clever runs and stretch opposition defences would be ideal, but we’ll have to see what the boss has in mind this summer.

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Would you like to see Morata sign for Arsenal? Share your views below.

10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. jimi Bickersteth

    March 10, 2014 at 11:58 am

    We indeed need a bit of aggression and firepower in our lineup .

  2. Colin

    March 10, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    I believe Morata is out of contract in June 2015, so a £25 million price tag is very hopeful. If Morata presses RM will have to come down or risk loosing him on a free next season.

  3. musterphy

    March 11, 2014 at 6:15 am

    Morata is average player,i even prefer Remy to him

  4. musterphy

    March 11, 2014 at 6:24 am

    Morata is average player,i even prefer Remy,klose,Ba. They can even perform than him

  5. Delford Magaya

    March 11, 2014 at 6:58 am

    How can Madrid need such a big amount for someone who is not playing for the first 11. They should feel shy to ask higher price for such a young boy who still have a lot to learn. They are not using the player at the moment, what is the reason for asking huge amount like that. The young boy is talented, but the figure Madrid is looking for is to-much. No team will pay that price for someone who do not play all the time.

  6. MIKE

    March 11, 2014 at 8:03 am

    we need some one like klose

  7. Godwin

    March 11, 2014 at 8:07 am

    We need some one who is more expose dan d guy. But we can stil manage him.

  8. ebrahim

    March 11, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Morata is a waste of time.get ibrahimovich or even loic remy would be a better target

  9. OLAMILEYKAN

    March 11, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    It amaze me when i read some write up. AW only went for Morata during January transfer for loan deal. Their is no need of buying Morata, we have Sanogo and Joel Campbell in Greece. All these three are of the same talent. Even Joel has more experience than Morata. Bcos he play first team football. Also, his coming back at the end of the season. GUNNER’S TILL I STOP BREATHING…..

  10. Gbem9z

    March 13, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Morata or not, all I so much concerns of and really want are stronge forces capable enough to make the club proud……9z

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