Alvaro Morata has distanced himself from talk linking him with Arsenal and says he wants to fight for a place in Real Madrid’s team.
The 23-year-old is set to return to the Bernabeu once his time with the Spain squad at Euro 2016 comes to an end after Real activated a buyback clause in the striker’s contract with Juventus.
The Italians have confirmed Morata will leave this summer and move to back Madrid, who are then expected to sell him on with offers on the table from a trio of Premier League clubs, including Arsenal.
He told Spanish TV channel Cuatro: “I do not have to prove anything. I am no longer a Castilla [Real Madrid’s reserve team] player. Madrid will decide if I am capable. If not, another decision will have to be taken.
“I want to be one more at Madrid and fight for a place. I am a Madrid player and I cannot say anything. I would love to continue at Madrid, but I want to be important and fight for a place.”