Alvaro Morata’s stance on Arsenal, Tottenham and Newcastle transfers explained | Soccer | sport


Alvaro Morata is reportedly unwilling to return to the Premier League amid interest from Arsenal, Tottenham and Newcastle. The Spain international could leave Juventus before Monday’s transfer deadline. But a return to England does not please the striker, who has already spent three years at Chelsea.

Arsenal are keen to sign a new striker with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future in limbo.

The Gabon international hasn’t featured for the Gunners since early December and Mikel Arteta wants a replacement, having already missed out on Dusan Vlahovic.

Newcastle have already snapped up Chris Wood from Burnley.

Still, Eddie Howe wants another top striker to score goals for his side, with Morata in his sights.

Tottenham are also keen on the Spain international as they look for someone to ease the pressure on Harry Kane at the forefront of Antonio Conte’s attack.

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Still, the Spain international ended up moving to Chelsea and never lived up to expectations during his time at Stamford Bridge.

Juventus were willing to let Morata go, with the player on loan from Atletico Madrid until the summer.

And what ultimately happens remains to be seen.

Speaking in 2019, when Morata moved to Atletico, Morata hit out at Chelsea and said only the club’s Spanish players had moved on to him.

“I didn’t really feel loved or appreciated by the club or the fans,” he said.

“I started very well at Chelsea, but an injury at the end leaves you a bit stuck.

“You’re supposed to be respected by the fans, but you know…”

He then added: “At Chelsea there came a time when my team-mates, apart from the Spaniards, well… you know, it’s not the same when you’re playing and you know you’re giving someone a pass. ‘one who is not going to do too.

“You don’t give the pass the same way. Anyone who has ever played football will understand that.

“I want to stay at Atletico but, contractually, Chelsea can call me back.

“We’ll see what happens in the negotiations between them, but both clubs already know what I want.

“I’m just asking, please, like I said to Atletico, do everything you can to do it as soon as possible. Because I just want to be here.”

Morata started his career at Real Madrid.

He won two La Liga titles with the Spanish giants, as well as two Champions League crowns.

However, Los Blancos aren’t ready to take him back just yet, with Florentino Perez saving every penny for Kylian Mbappe instead.


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