Arsenal, Barcelona ‘in picture’ for €35m striker who has ‘great obsession’ to find ‘perfect’ team

Date published: Friday 13th May 2022 12:17 - Lewis Oldham

Arsenal-linked Alvaro Morata

According to reports, Arsenal and FC Barcelona are ‘in the picture’ for Atletico Madrid striker Alvaro Morata ahead of the summer transfer window.

The forward previously had an ill-fated spell at Chelsea. He only spent 18-months at Chelsea before he joined Atletico Madrid at the start of 2019.

Morata made the move to Juventus last season on a two-year loan deal. He has netted 31 goals in 91 games for the Italians, but his loan is due to expire this summer.


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AS (via Sport Witness) are reporting that Juventus have an option to buy Morata for €35m this summer but they ‘don’t seem too keen’.

They add that Arsenal and Barcelona are ‘keeping tabs’ on the 29-year-old. It is said that for ‘various reasons’ Morata will ‘not continue’ with Atletico Madrid.

The Spain international has a ‘great obsession’ to find the ‘perfect club’ that will help him prepare for this winter’s World Cup in Qatar.

Arsenal were beaten 3-0 by Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday night. Rob Holding was sent off before the break following two bookable offences.

Ian Wright has claimed that Holding was “terrified” of Son Heung-min during their heavy north London derby to Tottenham on Thursday night.

Arsenal knew a victory in the north London derby would secure a fourth-place finish and guarantee Champions League football at the Emirates Stadium next season.

Instead, Spurs are now breathing down their necks heading into the final two matches of the Premier League season with one point separating the two sides.

Speaking after the match, Arsenal legend Wright said Holding could have “no complaints” over the sending off after Son terrorised him.

“Rob Holding is terrified of Son’s pace,” Wright said on Premier League productions. “In each instance, we are seeing Rob Holding trying to win the ball.

“Especially after the first couple, you say okay it’s going into him. Let him get hold of it and maybe lay it back because you can’t afford to go down to ten men.

“He has got no complaints [for the red card]. That right side has been a problem for us. It has been a mismatch. You can see how uncomfortable Holding was.

“In the end, the way he has been sent off, he has no defence of himself there.”

 

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