Juventus general director Beppe Marotta has confirmed that Real Madrid are set re-purchase Alvaro Morata this summer as they look to replace the forward.
The 23-year-old has been linked with a return to the Spanish capital for months given the existence of the buy-back clause in his contract, but it is widely acknowledged that he will then be sold on for a profit.
Having proven his quality in Turin over the last two years, Morata is eager to secure a move to a top club that offers him assurances of being a focal point of their plans moving forward, and given the likely transfer fee involved, it’s expected that the Premier League will be his next destination.
“Real Madrid will exercise their right to repurchase [Morata],” Marotta told reporters.
“We expect their offer in writing in the coming days, then we’ll see, but the number of possibilities that remain are few, and we will try to replace him with an equally-good player.”
Meanwhile, according to Marca, Real will place a €75m price-tag on Morata as they look to sell the striker for significantly more than what they are spending on bringing him back from Italy, believed to be around €32m as noted in the report.
It remains to be seen whether or not any club in Europe is able, and willing, to spend that much on the Spaniard, as that is certainly well above what many would have expected to have to pay.
Morata is currently busy at Euro 2016 where he scored a brace against Turkey last time out to help La Roja book their place in the last-16.
In turn, his club future will have to wait until the end of the tournament, although there is little that he can say to change the fact that Madrid are ready to re-sign him and sell him on once again.