Arsenal and Tottenham Await Real Madrid Move on Want-away Striker Morata

Premier League giants and fierce North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are set to bring their rivalry to the transfer market stage as they gear up for a bidding war for Real Madrid target man Alvaro Morata.

Morata, 21, is thought to be unsettled at the fabled Estadio Santiago Bernabeu and his employers, Real Madrid, are finally willing to yield to the youngster’s wishes to leave the club in search of regular first-team football.

Indeed, out of his 18 appearances in La Liga this season, Morata has been a substitute in 17 of them – a stark contrast to his hopes that he will play a pivotal role in Los Blancos’ campaign this season after former favourite Gonzalo Higuain left for Napoli in the summer of last year.

Real Madrid were previously wary of letting Morata out on loan in July last year, with Arsenal thought to be interested then. But now, according to Spanish football portal Todo Mercado, Los Blancos appear more willing to let their young striker go.

The news comes as a pleasant surprise for Arsenal, with the Gunners once again in search of that pivotal goal-scorer to match their former man Robin van Persie, with tapped replacements Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski delivering the goods but not as good as the Dutchman.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, however, will have to pick up the pace of his negotiations if his club is to win the race to sign Morata, as their rivals Tottenham are thought to also be interested in the striker. Serie A giants Inter Milan are also understood to be keeping tabs on the situation.

Morata’s contract is set to expire in 2015.

 

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