Report: Tottenham battling two Premier League sides for £21m-rated striker

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Tottenham, Arsenal and Newcastle are all interested in signing Atletico Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, according to Mundo Deportivo. 

The Spain international is due to head back to Los Rojiblancos this summer after returning for a second stint at Juventus on a two-year loan deal. 

The Serie A side are thought to be keen on wrapping up a permanent deal for Morata, but are not prepared to match Atletico’s reported £21 million asking price (TuttoMercatoWeb).

The Atletico Madrid president has also confirmed the negotiations with Juventus, with the ball now firmly in the Serie A side’s court (Fabrizio Romano).

While Juventus’ interest in the 29-year-old has been cemented by Mundo Deportivo, the Spanish publication now claim he has growing suitors in the Premier League. 

Tottenham are thought to be keeping tabs on the former Chelsea man alongside Arsenal, which would see a potential reunion with Antonio Conte after their days together at Juventus. 

Meanwhile, Newcastle have allegedly joined the pursuit in recent days and have already started to make enquiries about a transfer this summer. 

Morata enjoyed a productive two seasons at Juventus recording 32 goals and 21 assists in over 90 appearances (Transfermarkt) while having to compete with forwards Cristiano Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala and most recently Dusan Vlahovic. 

Spurs Web Opinion 

Morata will be known for his very disappointing spell with Chelsea a few seasons ago, but he has managed to somewhat recover during his spell at Juventus. 

He has plenty of experience on the big stage and while he may not be the most clinical of strikers, he would definitely be someone that can provide attacking depth for a team like Tottenham. 

But again, he may not want to be playing second fiddle to someone like Harry Kane which would make a transfer a bit trickier. 

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  1. Morata is a very average player. Quite what is seen in a man who has a 1 in 3 record throughout his career and regularly misses chances is beyond me. He must have the same agent as Choupo-Moting.

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