Alvaro Morata re-joins Real Madrid
Heavily linked with a move to Arsenal and Chelsea, Alvaro Morata this week left Juventus to return to Real Madrid after ‘Los Blancos’ triggered their £23m buy-back clause.
The 23-year-old Spanish striker spent two successful years in Turin and has massively developed from his role as a bench-warmer in Madrid.
It is unclear what Real Madrid intend to do with their latest signing, with reports suggesting they will sell him onto the Premier League for a huge profit.
Morata pens emotional goodbye
On Friday morning Alvaro Morata took to Instagram to share an emotional farewell to Juventus. There was no mention of Real Madrid or his future in the letter. (Translation via Football-Italia.)
“Hello everyone,” writes Morata. “Writing this letter isn’t easy for me. I’d like firstly to thank all the people who believed in me, who placed their faith in me and who treated me extremely well to make me happy at Juventus and in Turin.
“Thanks to president Andrea Agnelli, Pavel Nedved, John Elkan, Giuseppe Marotta, Matteo Fabris and above all to Fabio Paratici and Javier Ribalta. Thanks to all the people who work for this immense club that is Juventus. Workers, physiotherapists, doctors, security, chefs. In brief, thanks to all who are part of Juve.
“Thanks of course to all the Juventus fans in the world for their unconditional love and support, which was never lacking.
“Thanks to the Coach for believing in me and for turning me into a better footballer, to the captains who took care of me with such dedication and to my teammates for all the incredible days I spent with them, because winning with them was spectacular.
“I remain marked by this club, its history and all of you. Wherever I go I’ll always feel like a Juventino and I’ll be able to say with pride and in a loud voice that I wore the Juventus colours and that I was one of their champions.
“Thanks once again to everyone for letting me be part of this family.”