Reported Arsenal target Alvaro Morata has added to his impressive 12 goal tallyfor the Spanish U21 side by opening the scoring against Germany U21 in a friendly this evening.
Throughout the January transfer window, Morata was linked with a possible loan move to the Emirates but instead he wished to remain with Los Blancos and battle for more regular first-team minutes on the pitch.
Carlo Ancelotti however has only used the 21-year-old sparingly, instead preferring the more versatile Jese Rodriguez. His exclusion has naturally led to more rumours linking him with a move to Arsenal in the summer – and according to some, a deal is in place.
According to Spanish paper AS and reported by the Metro, a 5-year deal between Morata and Arsenal has been agreed – with the player receiving a huge £100,000 per week in wages and a fee reported to be in excess of £15m. Real Madrid are yet to sanction any transfer however.
Facing Germany this evening, Morata lined up alongside Isco, Jese Rodriguez and Iker Muniain in a devastatingly good four-way attack.
The first-half was all Spain, with Morata hitting the post within the first few minutes after he seized upon an error at the back from the young Germans. A Spanish goal was inevitable, and it duly arrived just after the half-time interval.
Spain broke quickly, and a through ball was only half-cleared by the Germany goalkeeper and Morata had the simple task of slotting into an empty net.
Spain quickly doubled their lead, this time the goal coming from Real Madrid’s big summer signing Isco. The Manchester City linked midfielder has also been playing irregularly for Real Madrid, but his quality is undeniable and it’s highly unlikely that Real Madrid would be willing to let him go.
After picking up the ball 25 yards out from goal, Isco picked his spot with perfection, bending the ball beyond the goalkeeper and all but sealing a comfortable victory for La Roja U21.
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