The Metro has reported that Juventus and Spanish forward Alvaro Morata has informed Arsenal who are desperate for his signature that it will take a massive £6 million a year salary to tempt him to North London in the summer.
Morata has been linked all summer to Arsenal after his exploits in Juventus since joining from Real Madrid in 2014. The former Real Madrid academy player who was given his debut by Jose Mourinho left the Spanish capital in 2014 after getting fed-up of playing second fiddle to French man Karim Benzema.
At Juventus, Morata got his vibe back scoring vital goals in both Seria A and Champions League which includes twice against Real Madrid in the semi-final and the lone goal in the 3-1 defeat by Barcelona in the final in 2015. Real Madrid are expected to exercise their buy-back option on the player which would cost an estimated £23 million and the sell him immediately in the same transfer window for a fee in excess of £30 million thereby making an instant profit in the process.
The striker had a bad game in the European tournament in France as Spain had to rely on a last minute goal by Gerard Pique to defeat the Czech Republic in their first game of the tournament. Though not a proven goal scorer as his 9 goals last season for Juventus in Seria A illustrates, it is shocking that the Spaniard has attracted so much publicity and interest compared to his stat which is worryingly poor at most.
However it is highly unlikely that Arsene Wenger would hand such a massive contract to a player who is yet to consistently perform at the very top level, making his signing a probability.