Report - Wolfsburg owner calls Alvaro Morata personally over future

Alvaro Morata

Wolfsburg appear to be making a last gasp effort to stop Alvaro Morata joining Arsenal or Juventus.

German football magazine Kicker has revealed that VFL Wolfsburg owner Dr. Francisco Javier Garcia Sanz used his network of contacts to talk with Arsenal transfer target Alvaro Morata personally.

With Karim Benzema standing a good chance of staying at Real Madrid this summer, Morata looks set to leave with Arsenal one of the sides with a long term interest in the 21-year-old forward.

The latest reports suggest Real Madrid are trying to use Morata in a part exchange deal for Juventus superstar Arturo Vidal, meaning Wolfsburg have two very strong rivals if they too are looking to go after the Spaniard.

“None other than supervisory board chairman Dr. Francisco Javier Garcia Sanz – used his contacts to speak with Morata personally,” reports Kicker.

The reason it’s significant and could give the Bundesliga team an edge in the race to sign Morata is because of the personal level of attention involved.

Not every club interested in Morata will have officials that request to speak to the target personally, whether it’s a courtesy call to let them know they’re interested or a more deliberate attempt to aggressively pursue the player.

What Wolfsburg have working against them is the superior domestic and European positions enjoyed by both Arsenal and Juventus.

The Gunners were top of the Premier League last season for more days than any other team and stand a great chance of competing for the title next season, if Arsene Wenger adds well in the transfer market.

Juventus have won three Serie A titles on the bounce and Antonio Conte has made it very clear that not only will Arturo Vidal not be leaving, he’s looking to improve his team and maintain their dominance in Italian football.

Both sides could also offer Morata Champions League football, which is a big pulling factor in modern day transfers, especially for younger players who still have room to develop.

Morata would be a sure bet to start in Wolfsburg’s attack next season but he may find the lure of higher profile teams and greater exposure a little too difficult to resist.

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