Alvaro Morata’s going back to Madrid
It’s finally been confirmed.
As reported on Italian website Sport Mediaset, Juventus sporting director Beppe Marotta has today confirmed that Real Madrid will activate their buy-back clause for Spanish international striker Alvaro Morata.
Morata moved to Juventus from Real Madrid two seasons ago, but the Los Blancos secured a buy-back clause for the attacker at just 30 million euros.
Now Juve have confirmed Real’s intention to exercise their Morata option.
Beppe Marotta on Morata
Beppe Marotta today made the following comments to the Italian media:
Real Madrid will activate their buy-back clause for Alvaro Morata, we’ll see what happens after that.
As for Pogba, we haven’t received any offer, and he is a fundamental player for the present and the future of Juventus.
With Miralem Pjanic and Dani Alves we worked ahead on the market and started building the team for next season. The Brazilian will be in Turin starting from next week.
Arsenal & Chelsea
On Monday Gianluca Di Marzio claimed that Arsenal and Chelsea have entered the fray to sign Morata.
Arsenal appear to have been thwarted in their bid to sign Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy, while Chelsea are looking for additional attacking options for the 2016-17 season.
Whether either EPL club manages to sign Morata remains to be seen, but Tuesday’s Marca have an important update in the saga.
Marca expect Los Blancos to activate their buy-back clause this summer, only to resell to striker for a profit.
Marca claim Real will sell Morata for a whopping 75 million euros.