Morata already gone?
Saturday May 14 2016
It’s reported Real Madrid have effectively bought Alvaro Morata back from Juventus already.
The Spaniard moved to the Bianconeri in the summer of 2014, but Los Merengues retained a buyback clause for the summer of 2016 and 2017.
The Old Lady are expecting to talk with the Spanish side after the Champions League final, but a decision may already have been made.
According to Calciomercato, Madrid have already begun the bureaucratic process of paying the €30m to Juve, though the deal cannot officially go through until the transfer window opens.
The website reports that Morata is attracting interest from around the continent, and could fetch a fee of over €50m.
It’s thought Paris Saint-Germain and Arsenal are very interested, while Manchester United could also enter the race if and when they appoint Jose Mourinho, who gave Morata his Madrid debut.
While Los Blancos are keen to sell the 23-year-old on for a quick profit, he could stay in Spain if Coach Zinedine Zidane insists.
In theory, Juventus could buy him back from Madrid for a higher fee, but it’s thought to be unlikely that the Italian champions would engage in a bidding war with Premier League clubs and oil-rich PSG.