Arsenal ‘have made an offer to Atletico Madrid for Alvaro Morata’ despite chasing Gabriel Jesus
Arsenal ‘made an offer to Atlético Madrid for lvaro Morata’, despite nearly signing Gabriel Jesus… but Juventus want to keep the Chelsea flop permanently after a successful two-year loan spell
- Arsenal have reportedly made Atlético Madrid an offer for striker Alvaro Morata .
- The Spaniard is also being chased by Juventus, who want to make his lease permanent
- Morata, 29, previously flopped in two seasons in the Premier League at Chelsea
Arsenal have reportedly capped their bets on Gabriel Jesus signing by also making an offer for former Chelsea flop Alvaro Morata.
The 29-year-old, whose mother club is Atlético Madrid, has been on long-term loan for the past two years to Juventus, who are keen to make the deal permanent this summer.
But according to Tuttomercatoweb, the Gunners have also made an offer for Morata as Mikel Arteta weighs his options to bolster his attack. Since Morata was loaned back to Juventus in 2020, Morata has scored 32 goals in 92 games.
Arsenal have reportedly made offers for Atlético Madrid and Spanish striker Alvaro Morata.
Mikel Arteta eager to strengthen up front following both Morata and Gabriel Jesus
The old lady is pushing to keep Morata permanently, having already lost Paulo Dybala to rivals Inter, but they are also welcoming Paul Pogba back to the club, which is likely to be an expensive move, despite there being no transfer fee.
Arteta has prioritized signing a striker this summer after losing to both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette. While the news that Eddie Nketiah has put pen to paper on a new long-term deal is welcome, it’s clear Arsenal need more depth up front.
News of Morata is likely to raise eyebrows among the Arsenal stalwarts, who will remember all too well the Spaniard’s disastrous stint through the capital Chelsea.
Morata, 29, spent two difficult seasons at Chelsea after switching from Real Madrid in 2017
Morata came from Real Madrid and scored a decent 11 goals in 31 Premier Leagues in his first season in 2017/18. Morata faded badly in his second season, with just 16 league appearances and just five goals.
He was widely mocked for not having the physical capabilities to compete in the Premier League, a claim that haunted his time with the Blues and eventually led to his leaving for Atletico in 2019.
Arteta isn’t afraid to put the money down this summer, with reports that he sees Tammy Abraham as another possible option.