Arsenal Transfer News: Juventus have beaten Arsenal to sign Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic. Owing to this, the Italian giants are willing to release Alvaro Morata and he has also been offered to the Gunners.
Technical director Edu and manager Mikel Arteta had been scouting Dusan Vlahovic for a long time and were very impressed. Hence, they felt that signing the striker would help them cement a top-four spot in the Premier League.
But the Serbian and his representatives were not too keen on a move to North London. Instead, Dusan Vlahovic had reportedly set his heart on a move to Juventus.
After having talks with the striker’s representatives, the Serie A giants placed an official bid of €75m for the striker. This bid was accepted by Fiorentina, following which the striker officially signed for the Old Lady yesterday.
Arsenal Transfer News: Club offered Alvaro Morata
As per HITC, Juventus want to end the loan of Alvaro Morata. Hence Arsenal have been offered the chance to sign the Spaniard on loan until the end of the season.
Apart from Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United have also been offered the striker as per reports. Including the mentioned clubs, Barcelona have also been interested in signing the Juventus striker in January.
Alvaro Morata has not had the best of seasons at Juventus this term. The Spaniard has played in 22 Serie A games. But he has managed to score only 5 goals and provide 3 assists in these games.
Morata has experience playing in the Premier League with Chelsea. The Juventus striker has played 72 games for the Blues, in this, he has managed to score an unimpressive 24 goals before being shipped to Atletico Madrid.
Even Though Morata was not in the best of form for Chelsea, manager Antonio Conte had kind words for the striker. The former Blues boss described Alvaro Morata as a “fantastic striker” given his work ethic.
With the situation of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang still unclear, Arsenal could make a loan swap for the players in January. This would be favourable for both the clubs since Juventus have themselves been interested in Aubameyang.
Should the Gunners sign Morata?
With just 3-days remaining in the January transfer window, signing Alvaro Morata would look logical for Arsenal. But it would be better if the Gunners would rather straighten things out with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in our opinion.
Alvaro Morata has not been in the best of form for Juventus. To add to this, his Premier League form with Chelsea was not impressive as well. Aubameyang, on the other hand, has proven his worth for Arsenal. Hence, the striker deserves to be given a chance until the end of the season.