Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata will complete his move to FA Cup winners Arsenal in next few days, according to reports in Spain.
Lainformacion.com said the two clubs have agreed a 10 million euro fee, while the player himself is happy with the terms on offer at the Emirates Stadium side. The paper claimed Real Madrid have insisted on a buy-back clause that would allow them to resign Morata in the next two years, if that is something both parties would be interested in.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been on the lookout for a forward having only had Olivier Giroud as his recognised front man last season. There have been reports in Spain that the deal for Morata was agreed some time ago, with only minor details to iron out in recent days.
Italian champions Juventus were interested in Morata, and the player was also linked with a move to Tottenham Hostpur. But it is believed the chance to get regular first team football and Wenger’s faith and experience in developing young players into world class talent persuaded Morata to move to north London.
The 22-year-old was fell behind Jese Rodriguez in the pecking order at the Santiago Bernabeu, and was largely used off the bench this season. He still chipped in with six goals despite his lack of playing time though.