Transfer balls: Arsenal sell Morata to Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool but Real Madrid want him
Transfer Balls brings you news from the murky zone where football news and football drivel collide. Today the Daily Express says Alvaro Morata is off to Arsenal. Not Liverpool. Not Manchester United. The Express backs this up zero facts.
But, then, it has brought readers a welter of Morata news.
On February 23, the Express said Morata was on his way to Liveprool.
That followed the earlier news that Morata was heading to Real Madrid, meaning Arsenal and Liverpool and Manchester United would miss out:
Towards the end of last year, the Express said Morata has turned down offers to play for Arsenal and Manchester United.
Anthony Chapman’s story contained not a single word from Morata on either club. All Morata said was:
“I had offers from England, but in difficult times you have to put your faith in those you can trust. Juventus directors had literally been to my house telling me they wanted to sign me, so [moving to Juventus] was a decision made out of loyalty. I feel a kind of responsibility to do well. Not because of how much I cost, but because I came here having hardly played for Real. A lot of people advised me against this move. They told me to go to a mid-table team. I don’t think I made the wrong choice.”
So much for the “snub”.
But it would have been a shock to Daily Express readers that Morata signed for Juventus. The Express said Morata was heading to Arsenal, Manchester United and Spurs.
And there was the stella news that Arsenal had signed Morata:
But they never did.
Such are the facts…