Real Madrid had said striker Alvaro Morata will cost clubs £80m. Arsenal, who have been linked this summer, are unlikely to meet such lofty demands.
- Manchester United have been heavily linked with Morata
- Arsenal reportedly interested this summer
- United could turn to other targets
Morata’s future at Madrid has never looked secure with him playing backup all season. It seemed a move to Manchester United was on the cards this summer, but this new £80m price may delay things.
That’s according to AS, who claim that Morata has cut his holiday short to push through the move. It’s indicative of the current market that Madrid’s backup striker commands such a high price tag.
Whatever interest Arsenal may have still had in the Spaniard has probably vanished now. It’s possible that even United will be put off by such a price and turn their attention else where too.
Morata is undoubtedly talented, scoring an impressive 15 goals in 14 La Liga starts, but the 24-year-old may be deemed too expensive to sign.