Arsenal’s hunt for a new striker draws deeper into a gorge of melancholic storylines as we head deeper into the transfer window and it threatens to carry on eternally or end abruptly depending on which media publication you prefer.
Injuries suffered by Nicklas Bendtner, Theo Walcott and the fatigued frame of Olivier Giroud have forced Wenger’s hand to enter the market in a month he prefers not to for the obviously bloated price tags and the inexplicable difficulties in finding players and clubs who are willing to do business half way through the season. So it is obvious that a short term loan option such as the rumoured Alvaro Morata’s would surface sooner or later.
Marca had originally reported that Arsenal and Liverpool were interested in signing the young forward but the notion that Madrid were willing to do business was completely turned down by manager Carlo Ancelotti, yesterday.
“Our thinking is very clear,” He said “There will be no new players and no exits. We have a very good squad.” A claim he’s maintained all along.
But AS, today have reported that Madrid have changed their stance over Morata and a source close to the player has informed them that the player has been granted the permission to leave on a short term. Further, DailyMail have reported a £1.7m loan fee which, if true would suggest Madrid’s openness to the move.
Morata is quick, strong and has a killer instinct in front of goal. His physical attributes make him the perfect understudy to Giroud and his ability to get goals from the bench would be very welcome at Arsenal. He has proved himself to be fantastically acquainted with the goal in the youth level and whatever first team chances he’s got with Real Madrid. If Arsenal are looking for a short term fix then there’s no player better than Morata right now.
The only thing that seems to be holding back the move is Madrid’s acquiescence but if that hurdle can be crossed Arsenal should be the favourites to sign him.