Newcastle United have reportedly now made an offer to try and sign Alvaro Morata before the January transfer window shuts.
The Lowdown: One more striker?
On top of the arrival of Chris Wood from Burnley, it seems as if the St. James’ Park faithful are still pushing for another striker to come through the door.
It has recently been reported by reliable journalist Luke Edwards for The Daily Telegraph that the North East club are now closing in on signing Arsenal forward Eddie Nketiah, but the window has seen so many twists and turns already that more names could well be thrown into the hat.
Nonetheless, what looks more than likely is that at least one more striker will arrive on Tyneside before the deadline, so could it be Morata?
The Latest: Morata offer
Atletico Madrid ‘could accept‘ a loan from them, and his future is set to be decided very soon.
The Verdict: Avoid
While other options like Nketiah are available, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) consortium should avoid trying to bring in Morata, even on loan.
Yes, there are times when he has shown his credentials, for example at Euro 2020, where he helped guide Spain through to the knockout stages and his manager Luis Enrique even hailed him as ‘amazing‘.
Should Newcastle sign Morata?
However, he is simply not consistent enough, as his current loan spell at Juventus shows, where he has only managed a mere five goals in the Serie A so far this season.
It would simply be too much of a risk, and there are other options out there to explore with the few days left remaining in the winter transfer window.
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