There is the cliché in football that “Real Madrid always gets that man”. That has being justified by the return from Juventus of Spain born goal poacher Alvaro Morata, who was unveiled as the player of Los Blancos once more.
Morata, 23, was a subject of transfer for Arsenal in 2014, but the striker favoured a move to Juventus and signed a five-year contract in a €20 million deal, but the deal had a buy back clause inserted for Real madrid.
Amid keen interest from Arsenal, Morata returned to Real Madrid this summer in a fee believed to be around £23m, leaving Arsenal to turn their attention to other strikers.
But with Cristiano Ronaldo injured and Gareth Bale given ample time to recover after Euro 2016, 23-year-old Morata has a prominent role to play under Zinedine Zidane.
speaking after his was unveiled, Morata said:
‘It’s a very happy day for me as I return home,’ Morata said.
‘They were two long years, but sometime you have to mature and I’m here again to give my all at the Bernabeu and to try to stay as long as possible.’
With injury to Danny Welbeck, Oliver Giroud is currently the only out-and-out striker in Arsenal and Wenger is still looking for attack reinforcement.