Reports are suggesting that Arsene Wenger could be circling the signature of Real Madrid youngster, Alvaro Morata, after it emerged that the player had apparently had a falling out with the club’s hierarchy.
The 19 year-old has appeared as one of the rising stars to come from the Real Madrid youth setup in recent years but looks to be seeking first team football elsewhere.
Morata has made 45 appearances for the Real Madrid ‘B’ side and scored over twenty goals in the process.
Despite making two appearances for the first team over the past 18 months however, the teenager is reportedly looking for a starting berth in a starting XI and will find more luck outside of the Santiago Bernabeu.
The deal – which would cost approximately £2m – would be a typical transfer for Arsene Wenger and could provide a further attacking option that the Gunners are in need of.
The Frenchman has become accustomed to working around a tighter budget than his Premier League European spot rivals, and despite a recent step up in transfer spending, Morata’s arrival would present a classic purchase for the club.
It’s common knowledge that Wenger prefers to buy players young and raise them under his own watch before their price-tags soar.
The Spanish giants may not be the easiest club at which to gain a spot in the starting XI and if Jose Mourinho doesn’t hand his youth more chances soon, a January move could ensue.
The Portuguese boss stated in December that he wasn’t looking to let any of his players leave the Spanish outfit, but in amongst the stars of his first team, the manager may be willing to let Morata exit the club.