A report from Spanish outlet El Confidencial centred around Real Madrid’s interest in Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, has revealed that Los Blancos are considering alternatives for attacking stars Jese Rodriguez and Alvaro Morata.
Real Madrid seem intent on landing a high profile striker this summer, which seems to be the norm for the Spanish giants at the moment, which is bad news for two of the stars fighting to make themselves priceless to the club.
“Jesse’s injury and Morata’s desire for more minutes above confidence from the coach, is forcing the club to find alternatives for these two players,” reads El C’s report.
The obvious club set to benefit should Los Blancos take offers for Morata is Arsenal.
The Gunners have been linked with Morata several times over the course of the past year, with Arsene Wenger holding a deep interest in the striker.
He wouldn’t be as expensive as his Real Madrid teammate Karim Benzema and the Gunners would be in a great position to build an attack around him, with plenty of pace and creativity coming from the middle of the team.
Any fight, which breaks out for Rodriguez is likely to centre around Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool.
Liverpool will definitely throw their hat into the ring for Rodriguez as they look to improve their squad ahead of the Champions League next season and he could jump at the chance to be involved with the SAS combination.
Tottenham’s chances of getting Rodriguez are more difficult to judge because they don’t have a permanent manager.
Roberto Soldado’s ineffectiveness up front this season has created speculation that he could leave the club this summer but even if he stays, Spurs need a fresh face to score goals in their attack.
The problem these sides have with both Real Madrid players is that they are favourites of key officials at the club.
Morata is highly rated by president Florentino Perez who pulls the strings at the Bernabeu while French legend Zinedine Zidane has taken Jese under his wing, believing that he can become one of the best players in the world.
A new high profile striker signing impacts both of them and makes their exits more likely, but deals will be far from easy.