‘Morata wants Real rise after Arsenal offer’

Date published: Monday 4th July 2016 1:52

Alvaro Morata

Alvaro Morata’s agent will meet with Real Madrid officials and demand a pay rise after his excellent Euro 2016, according to AS.

Morata has returned to the Spanish club after they exercised his buy-back clause for £25m, but they could still sell him to a Premier League club to help fund expected moves for Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante.

After an impressive season for Juventus and three goals at Euro 2016, Morata’s agents want an increase on his wages of £65,000 a week after tax; reports suggest that Madrid will offer the same terms.

‘It’s understandable that Morata would want a pay rise considering the offers he has received from the Premier (Arsenal are willing to pay 9 million). But Madrid, for the moment at least, have other ideas,’ say AS.

Morata is also said to be keen to play first-team football, which seems unlikely at Real Madrid, where Gareth Bale, Ronaldo and Karim Benzema form a pretty formidable front three.

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