Alvaro Morata was granted a much-needed start for Spain's under-21 side on Tuesday night, and made no mistake finding the back of the net.
The Spaniard broke the deadlock against Germany in a 2-0 win to take his tally for the side to an impressive 13 goals in 12 appearances.
It's a record which illustrates his potential and showcases why he has every right to be frustrated at a lack of chances at Real Madrid.
Spanish football pundit Guillem Balague claimed last week Morata had struck an agreement with Arsenal for personal terms with regard to a move, even though Real Madrid are yet to agree.
If a firm offer comes in however it's believable they could accept - manager Carlo Ancelotti selected him for just 28 minutes of football in February, and didn't even include him on the bench in three matches, including the two since the news of his desire to switch to Arsenal broke.
Speaking after Spain's under-21 side's midweek win, he stated, as reported by Football Espana:
“When I come here I am happy, I have a lot of confidence.
“Lopetegui (manager) gives me that confidence and playing time and I know I am capable of doing things well."
The clear insinuation of his comments, 'when I come here I am happy', is that he is leaving a club in Real Madrid where he is unhappy.
Given his lack of playing time it's hardly surprising, and with a big club like Arsenal after him where former teammate Mesut Ozil plays - the option to depart has to be one he is strongly considering.
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