Arsenal FC are set to double the weekly wages of Spaniard Alvaro Morata if he agrees to join the Emirates this forthcoming season, according to reports making the rounds.
The extra effort is seen as part of desperate efforts by the London club to nab the player after missing out on other possible additions.
Real Madrid activated their buy-back clause to get Morata from Juventus in order to now sell to the highest bidder. Chelsea FC, Arsenal’s rival, are among the favourites to land the player this summer from the Bernabeu forcing Arsenal to offer the player extra incentive so he joins this summer. The 23-year old player scored 12 goals in the last season for Juventus after making 47 appearances for the Turin-based club. AS reports that the striker is not keen on staying at Madrid except he would get serious game time which might not be very realistic, so he is keen on going where he would get enough time like he enjoyed back in the Serie A.
Arsenal are now offering £144,000 weekly to land the player this summer. Chelsea coach Antonio Conte is also keen on the player, who displayed what he was capable off when both teams met at the Euro 2016 in France. Italy were the victors as they defeated their counterparts 2-0 but Morata enjoyed a decent performance at the tournament.
Arsenal are in serious need of a prolific and consistent striker after the performance of their first choice forward Olivier Giroud left much to be desired in the last campaign. With more pressure on Arsene Wenger to win the English Premier League he last lifted in 2004, the club is out for a good goals’ poacher to do the job well in the coming season. The club is obviously willing to go extra length for Morata.