Alvaro Morata has been heavily linked with a move away from Juventus this summer, and the Spaniard has spoken about his future amidst the speculation, as reported by Daily Star.
As the report suggests, Morata has been linked with a number of Premier League clubs, including Arsenal, Manchester United, and Liverpool. He’s also been tipped to make a switch back to Real Madrid on the cheap thanks to their buyback clause, but that may just be so they can re-sell him for a profit.
Morata suggested he was happy in Italy, but he hasn’t exactly ruled out a move elsewhere. He clearly suggests his future is up in the air at the moment, and that will certainly be a boost to his suitors.
“It’s difficult for me not knowing where I’ll be next season,” Morata told Cadena Ser (via the Daily Star).
“It’s a strange situation. I wish the matter could be solved soon. I’m happy here [at Juventus] but I want to know where I can buy a house.
“My return to Real is a concrete possibility because there is a deal. Butragueno’s words? I talk frequently with him. Being a Real Madrid is a pride for me getting messages from him after matches.”
Morata has been struggling for form this season, especially when compared to last season’s impressive displays. The 23-year-old hasn’t found goals as easy to come by, and has been totally outshone by Paulo Dybala.
The fact that Dybala is now seemingly the main man at Juventus makes an exit for Morata seem more likely, but will teams by willing to spend big on a player struggling for form?
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The Daily Star claims £40m is the figure being touted, and such a large fee for a striker who has scored just eight times in 36 appearances seems incredibly steep. Whoever buys him will obviously be paying for his potential more than anything else, but £40m is a figure usually reserved for established talent.