Alvaro Morata has pinpointed his main priority when he considers his club future following the conclusion of the ongoing European Championships in France. The Spanish forward will be a Real Madrid player from 1 July after the club exercised their buyback clause, which they had inserted when selling him to Juventus in 2014.
The Spanish capital club released a statement regarding his return and indicated that he will join up with the first-team under Zinedine Zidane for the upcoming season. The striker, however, is still not sure if he is wanted by the club, but if given a chance is ready to stay and fight for his place.
Premier League big guns Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea have been linked with moves for the Spain international, with his agent Juanma Lopez confirming that there are offers on the table from leading clubs in the English top-flight. Morata is currently concentrating on his nations Euro 2016 campaign, as they face a daunting task against Italy in the Round of 16, but has made it clear that he wants to be at a club that will make him feel 'important' be it Real o elsewhere.
According to Marca, the La Liga giants will look to offload the striker for a profit, with the same publication recently reporting that they could demand a fee of around €75m (£60m, $83m) to part with the forward. Morata's recent form – two goals in three games for Spain in the Euros - could tempt Zidane to retain him, but he will have to battle Karim Benzema and Jese Rodriguez for a place in the starting XI.
"I do not have to prove anything to anyone. I am a player of Real Madrid and they will decide if they want me, otherwise we will find another solution," Morata told TV channel Cuatro, as quoted by the Sun.
"For my part I want a team that makes me feel important and I would be ready to stay in Madrid to win my place."
"My priority right now is the national team, with whom I want to win the Euros. Only after this competition will I think about my future," he explained.
Arsene Wenger is desperate to sign a striker this summer after losing out on Jamie Vardy, who rejected the Gunners' offer to sign a new deal with Leicester City, but will have to pay considerably more than the £20m ($27.3m) they were set to pay for the England international. Meanwhile, Antonio Conte is also in the market to add more firepower to the Blues squad, especially with Diego Costa facing an uncertain future as speculation mounts over a possible return to the Vicente Calderon to join former team Atletico Madrid.