Transfer Balls: Alvaro Morata rejoins Arsenal for £35m more than they paid for him
Transfer Balls: a look at rubbish being presented as fact and scoops in the mainstream media.
The Daily Mirror says Alvaro Morata is off to Arsenal. The fee: £60m.
Arsenal news and transfers: Gunners given Alvaro Morata go-ahead – for £60million.
Having produced a sensational headline, the Mirror then defers to The Metro:
The Metro report Arsenal have been given the green light to sign Alvaro Morata with Juventus ready to cash in on his services. Morata, only moved to Juve last summer from Real Madrid and Madrid have a buy-back option to re-sign him at the end of the season, it’s reported they’re willing to pass on that.
The Metro believes that Juve and Real have agreed to let the striker join either Arsenal or Liverpool for £60million instead – and split the cash.
The Metro story has been written by Jamie Sanderson (more of his stella work here). The headlines trills:
Arsenal ‘clear to seal Alvaro Morata transfer, Juventus will accept £60m’
Good of Juventus to accept that. And then the facs:
It’s believed Juve and Real have agreed to let the striker join either Arsenal or Liverpool for £60million instead – and split the cash.
Believed by who? You? Me? Them? Anyone other than Jamie Sanderson, whose story contains no link to any source.
Previously Sanderson has told readers that Morat was worth £25m:
And he’s agreed top join the Gunners.
And his fee was…£15m.
Such are the facts…