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Arsenal to complete the signing of Alvaro Morata 'in the next few days'

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Arsenal have reportedly sealed a deal to take Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata to the Emirates, with Arsene Wenger finally set to land the man he has been hunting for a whole year.

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Spanish journalist Victor Gil has been accredited with breaking the story, and states that Morata will finally join the Gunners this summer for £10m, after talks between Arsenal, his father, his agent (Juanma Lopez) and Real were finally completed.

The deal, Gil says, will be officially announced in the next few days, with Morata recently selling his car to further increase speculation.

Morata was heavily linked with a move away from the Spanish capital both last summer and in January, with Arsenal said to be favourites for his signature from the get-go. The saga has been long and arduous, but if these reports are true, we can finally draw a line under it, with Gunners fans able to look forward to seeing the player in red next season.

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Crucially, the agreement comes with a buyback option for Los Blancos, which will last for two years. Without this handy clause, the 21-year-old would have cost Arsenal close to £25m, but ever the bargain hunter, Wenger reportedly has his man for less than half price!

Morata has struggled for minutes under Carlo Ancelotti this season, starting only six times all season. The striker has become a super-sub in the Spanish capital, but has now lost patience, with a move to the Premier League now all but certain.

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Comments (40)

  1. I can’t wait to see morata in red at emirate.

    • Then you just suicide…

    • It’s a good sighning With only 10million. Remy is an injury pron so consider eto’o instead. His contract ends this month and Chelsea want to remove him from their squad. So he will become a free agent and he already express his interest to play for arsenal. Without spending any money we can get a world class strliker

  2. i think we should go for remy…………he have proven himself in EPL.this year or bring back vela ………morata is ok but he still have a long way to go and also if what u say is true we have to sell him back to real madrid in 2 years time…that would suck big time if he were doing well here

  3. Yes £25m for an unproven 21 year old with only one year left on his contract… Those spanish tabloid BS artists make me laugh… Just like Barca only paid £15m for Neymar according to Balague…. he was spot on there wasnt he???

    Morata aint worth £2m at this moment in time, regardless of what some attention seeking hack spouts.

    • Guess u are a miser like your coach,Morata’s stats speak for themselves

      • What stats would those be? He hardly plays… 8 goals in 28 games is hardly brilliant, especially when Real expect to smash most la laiga teams.

  4. Good signing and good price. This leaves arsenal with a lot of money to spend for other players to strengthen the team. Priority should be CD to backup PerMet and Cons, strong DM and 2 prolific wingers for left and right

    Morata will be very good with Arsenal I watched him several times he was called in as a sub for Benzema

  5. To me Morata is a good striker.. Bt I think Arsenal need a powerful and experience striker dat can fight for d ball especialy wen come’s to champions league..

  6. For me he worth any peny he is morethan wellcom

  7. An unproven 21 year old who has won champions league,he wants to leave becos of playing time and not because of anything else

    • Yeah he was really instrumental in helping Real win the CL wasnt he?

  8. Hmmmmmmmmmm, is a well cum development by signing morata …. Bt we need remy n bony……… 2 keep on d attacking position competitive……… In arsenal we trust.

  9. Arsenal shuld sign benzema,griezmann, cesc,ashley williams,aurier, schnerderlein/khedira 2 bring lots of competition 2 d team,i believe arsenal can afford and let go bendtner&sagna we dnt need

  10. The lad will do well in arsenal but we a proven goal machine. We want to win EPL n champions league next season. Wenger plz act fast.

  11. Arsenal will never win anything of nite under wenger the fa cup was a distraction that will set the club back till he leaves why not buy a proven top class striker that will win us the EPL instead of a make do cheap oriced bargain who Madrid will take back if he is any good money men and wenger win again and the fans are ripped of again here’s to fourth place again next year

    • So the FA cup was a distraction ? I look forward to many distractions in future ! Under Wenger – premier league champions three times and FA Cup winners five times – not bad for a coach who never wins anything. I’m fed up with the whining minority who criticize, even the seasons when we win something. They’ve shown they are prepared to spend large amounts on the player they want (£42m),so let’s see whom they buy this year before we start moaning.

  12. Atlist Morata is batter than all strikers we have n Arsenal, so we only need Fabr, Remy,Di Maria,and Etto,o who is coming for free.

  13. It proves a good deal. But I guess Arsenal need yet some experienced strikers too. That will add more strength to the team. If the report is true, then kudos to Mr Wenger for being smart this time. Like Oliver Twist, I still need more signings.

  14. Well I’m not against signing good players but d buy clause is that Madrid can recall morata after 2 years, I don’t think I’m ok with that,never d less a good move,but we need more men in d sqaud.

  15. Well if arsenal could just afford the tag price of this players:cesc,griezmann,aurie,morata,bony,vela,remy,lukaku.the team will be more betternet season and the c6mpittetion we be more though for clubs cluabs

  16. English is difficult to understand for many. The buyback clause on this article does not in any way suggest that Arsenal will have to sell him back to Real after 2 yrs! It rather says if Arsenal wishes to sell him within 2 yrs Real have first right of refusal. They have an option to buy him back.

  17. Come on Morata we nid a true striker in Emirates

  18. I’d love to see morata in arsenal jersey. But I think adding more players will make the team more stronger and title challengers next season.

  19. a very good addition,with less injury we can win the epl.coyg

  20. I do so much interest in Angel Di Maria rumours. I wish it soon materializes and Arsenal will become one of the best and strongest teams in Europe to reckon with. Up Gunners.

    • I wanted to say, I do so much have interest in the rumours of Di Maria transfer to arsenal.

  21. Morata no doubt will be a good signing.but arsene shld seriously look for a beast as a dm …we were severely punished last season as a result of the deficiency in this position

  22. morata is good singing for arsenal but arsen wenger u need clasic striker in emirate if u wn to collect something and di maria is good player for arsenal try to buy it

  23. Heee, u people it has been so long as waiting for this young man since last szn. So, with simultaneous plays at arsenal, believe u m d lad is a man to watch since arsenal scores needs just to tapin but Grud is one not getng them.

  24. I want REMY not morata or benzema, wenger sign remy instead of them, remy is hardworking.

  25. We are sick and tired of waste away strikers prefered to prolific ones by Arsene Wenger.it will be sicking to sign da likes of Morata. Sonango n Giroud R enaf problem strkers for arsenal

  26. morata is good young player wenger must buy him and add more big names like. di maria eto.o bony.

  27. Morata is a young and promising striker, but am of the view that Remy will be a better addition given the experience he has in playing in the EPL. As per the buy back clause in Morata’s contract, let’s wait and see.

  28. If Wenger is serious about winning the epl,he shd get the top quality guys. I don’t know much about this player but I hope he doesn’t turn out to be another Chamakh.I believe in 2010 if Arsenal had a better striker than Chamakh,Arsenal could have won the title.
    This season,thanks to Wenger’s blunder,Arsenal lost the title when they had such a good chance.Hopefully no more such errors.

  29. Morata is a good striker,arsenal will now return to its previous 4 4 2 formation up gunners

  30. Morata is a gud player no doubt, bt a bad bizness bcos of d buy BAck jst in d nxt 2yrs!

  31. Alvaro is a gud signing bt dats if d deal has been completed,we stil has a long way to go cus d likes of Di Maria,Bony,Remy,Benzema are up for grab b4 d world cup bcus now there is no competition onlike after world cup.kudos 2 wenger for morata bt still need to act fast…….UP GUNNERS.

  32. Now that Wenger has signed the extension,I hope he will go and get the players.No need to wait for bargains anymore until deadline day otherwise it will be a repeat of the last five seasons.
    Remember it took the massacre by redface to force the gunners to splash on five guys.If I aint wrong,our Spanish Arteta is the only one remaining with the german defender. The others were simply not good enough.
    Btw,enough of trying to win the epl on the cheap. Chamakh is a shining example.