Arsenal have been warned that it will cost over £6million per year in wages to sign long-term striker target Alvaro Morata.
The Spaniard has been heavily linked with the Gunners for a number of years but with the injury to Danny Welbeck, pressure is mounting on Arsene Wenger to get his cheque book out.
Fans have felt let down at the Frenchman’s failure to sign an established forward that is capable of leading the line to take Arsenal on to Premier League glory.
Despite the £20million bid for Jamie Vardy, the North London club are considering a shortlist of backups in case the deal falls through, and Morata certainly fits the bill.
In order to get their hands on the 23-year-old, who has spent an impressive two years at Juventus, they’ll have to offer at least £115,000 a week according to Gazzetta dello Sport.
Complications have risen in the deal due to the nature of Real Madrid’s buy-back clause that was written up when they sold him to the Serie A club back in 2014.
Madrid have the ability to buy Morata back on the cheap and then sell him on for a small profit to potential suitors, with Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United all linked.
At the moment Chelsea look to be leading the chase but if Vardy declines the Gunners offer then attention could quickly turn to getting Morata in a red and white jersey.
Arsenal shouldn’t have any issues with paying the transfer fee which is believed to be around £30million, and if the story in the Spanish press is true then Morata will join a select group of Arsenal players.
Year after year more Gunners join the elite list earning over £100,000 a week, including Theo Walcott, Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez so Morata would have an expectation to succeed.
No matter where he ends up, anything about his future won’t begin to be sorted until he’s finished representing Spain as their leading striker at the Euro’s.