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Alvaro Morata tells of ‘tempting’ offers from the Premier League

| 31.05.2016

The likelihood of Alvaro Morata playing Premier League football next season increased another fraction, with the player himself revealing he would suit the English game.

Morata has spent the last two seasons at Juventus after moving from Real Madrid, but the 11-time European champions have a £25m buy-back clause.

It’s believed the Spanish giants are keen to activate that clause, if only to then sell the 23-year-old on for a fee much nearer to £40m or £50m.

The striker’s A-Plan is to fight for his place at the Bernabeu, but it appears the club has other intentions and would prefer cashing in.

Speaking to AS, Morata said: “That is my wish, to succeed in Madrid.

“There are some offers from England that are tempting, not only because of the contract. I think for my characteristics, the Premier League would be a great destination.”

Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United have all been linked with the player, with the Gunners widely-regarded as the most likely to succeed given they can offer Champions League football next season.

Morata added: “If I have the chance to learn something more in England I think it would make me a more complete, better player.

“I’m 23 and all I want is to progress, to play and learn from the best.”

Arsenal have already begun their big business this summer by snapping up Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach, and if they landed one of the most sought-after forwards in Europe, Gooners could rightly get excited about next season’s prospects.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



Richard Marsh

Richard loves his sport, especially if it involves the sound of tyres screaming around a race track. He's not fussy though and his '90s Premier League nostalgia and knowledge of team nicknames is tough to match.