At just 22 years of age, Alvaro Morata is already on his way to becoming a big name in football.
His career began at Spanish giants Real Madrid, and now he is playing for Italian side Juventus. There are rumours surrounding an impending move to the Premier League, with interest from Arsenal and Liverpool according to TalkSport.
With a higher position in the table, being in more competitions and with bigger names in their squad; Morato should seriously consider a move to North London and here are FIVE reasons why:
At only 22-years-old, the best is very much yet to come with Morata.
If Arsenal sign him up now, he may suffer from ‘first season syndrome’, but he is sure to pay back the hefty price of his transfer fee in due course. Undoubtedly he is a long way off reaching his peak, but Arsenal should look to signing him now before other big clubs come in and drive his transfer fee up.
Pairing him up with Alexis Sanchez would mean goals goals and more goals.
Giroud is not a bad forward, but he doesn’t score for fun, and Danny Welbeck will suffer the same fate – especially if Wenger chooses to play Welbeck on the left. By signing Morata, it gives Arsenal more of a chance to move further up the table next season and up their goal difference.
Arsenal are not a big spending club – their transfer record only broke when signing Mesut Ozil.
Wenger is known for stretching his pennies when it comes to signing new players, and Morata will not cost the earth. His transfer fee for Juventus was only €20 million – with a bit of luck, Arsenal will not be paying too much more than that.
At the minute, it seems that Liverpool are the only club in for Morato.
If Arsenal swoop in now for the youngster, they can definitely sell him on for a profit in years to come, or keep him and make him an Arsenal legend. The fact he is not a big name star also reduces the ego in the dressing room.
Winning the Premier League is of course at the forefront of Arsene Wenger’s mind, as well as the minds of the players and fans.
Bringing in a player of Morata’s calibre will make them more of a threat, better their chances in other competitions, and rack up that all important goal difference. If Arsenal build on their already somewhat successful season of this year, and bring in the mentality they hold in the latter stages of the season, they will be the one to watch next year.