Arsenal transfers: Alvaro Morata keen on Real Madrid stay
Arsenal transfers: Alvaro Morata moves to end the speculation linking him with Arsenal by insisting he is happy at Real Madrid
Alvaro Morata has moved to end the speculation linking him with a January transfer to Arsenal by insisting that he is happy at Real Madrid.
The north Londoners have been linked with a loan swoop for the 21-year-old striker as Arsene Wenger looks to bolster his attacking options.
It could be at the end of the season that he is not happy and we can think about letting him go but we need him now
But the Spain Under-21 international insists that he has no intention of quitting the La Liga side and says he is “very happy” at the Bernabeu.
“I feel that the boss really trusts me, so does [Ancelotti’s assistant Zinedine] Zidane, all of the coaching staff and the club,” said Morata.
“I am 21 years old, I am happy at Real Madrid and I want to be here for a long time.
“A player always wants to play and the manager has shown that he trusts in me. He has played me in a lot of difficult matches and I am very happy. I have to repay his trust in me.”
Morata’s comments come after Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti ruled out a January exit for the striker, but left the door open to a potential transfer next summer.
“Morata stays because we need him,” said Ancelotti. “It’s true that he has not played many games but we have every confidence in him.
“It could be at the end of the season that he is not happy and we can think about letting him go but we need him now.”