Following the start of the biggest football event in the world; the World Cup, taking place
in Brazil, A lot of expectations have been shifted on various Arsenal stars currently
featuring at the competition as well as the loads of players being linked with a move to
Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata is set to the leave the Santiago Bernabeu this summer and Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg could be a possible destination, according to the Independent.
Arsenal could be set to miss out on Alvaro Morata after Wolfsburg submitted a €20 million (£15.9 million) offer for the Real Madrid striker, according to reports in Spain.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is actively looking for a new striker to add to his squad to
mount a title challenge for next season and has been credited with an interest in signing
Morata, who managed eight goals in La Liga last season despite failing to land a regular starting place at the Bernabeu last season.
The 21-year-old has been on the fringes of the Real Madrid team after falling behind Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale in the pecking order under Carlo Ancelotti. The Italian coach has already confirmed he will allow Morata to leave the club this summer after being limited to just three league starts.
However, the North London club now face a battle for his signature as Wolfsburg, backed by the riches of German car-maker Volkswagen, have moved to sign the promising Spain Under-21 international, according to Spanish newspaper AS.
AS report that the Wolfsburg director Klaus Allofs will travel to Madrid next week to
convince Morata to make the move to the ambitious Bundesliga outfit. Their offer is said to be slightly higher than the €18 million (£14.3 million) that Juventus have offered so far.
But with a five-year deal on the table and the lure of Champions League football, it is
thought that Morata would favour a move to the Serie A champions.
Arsenal could still join the race to sign the towering forward and a switch to the Premier
League could be appealing for Morata. But with Real Madrid insisting on inserting a clause that would give them the option to buy Morata back for a fixed fee, they may switch their focus to other targets such as Mario Mandzukic and Mario Balotelli.
Should Arsenal continue with their plans to sign the young forward or should Wenger shift interest to sign other striker target without the inclusion of of a buy-back clause attached to their deal?