Alvaro Morata is on his way to Juventus
It’s been talked several times over the last weeks, but it seems that the decisive steps have finally been taken earlier today and Alvaro Morata is about to sign for Juventus. The 21-year old has been struggling to find his space in the first team since 2011 and moving on to a different club might very well be the only option he has if he does want to play more.
Nevertheless, last season Morata had 34 appearances for the Merengues, from which he managed to score a total of 9 goals (8 in La Liga). He never really convinced the most skeptical of the fans, despite still being a kid who came from the club’s “Cantera” youth system.
In Italy, the “Gazzetta dello Sport” newspaper is claiming that the deal is almost closed by now and that Juventus will pay 18 million euros for he 21-year old striker. According to the same source, there will be a buy-back clause in the contract though, which will allow Real Madrid to bring home Morata in the future if a 30 to 36 million euros fee is paid.
This whole transfer deal suffered a small setback when Antonio Conte suddenly presented his resignation from the Juventus’ manager position a few days ago, but the new coach Massimiliano Allegri made to sure the club would keep pursuing Alvaro Morata and has apparently given the final push for the the agreement to go forward.
If this transfer is confirmed within the next hours/days, it will become Real Madrid‘s highest selling ever of any Canterano that ever came out from their youth ranks.