Juventus & Roma on Red Alert as Star Striker Drops Hint on His Future

Atletico Madrid forward Alvaro Morata could return to Serie A for the third time this summer, with Juventus and Roma vying for his signature. After scoring in Spain’s 3-0 win against Croatia on Saturday, the 31-year-old delivered a cryptic update on growing speculation surrounding his future.

Asked point blank by a Corriere dello Sport correspondent in Berlin whether he’ll return to Italy this summer, Morata replied: “What? Surely on holiday.

Morata threw his Atletico Madrid future into doubt earlier this week, admitting he’s no longer happy with his life at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. His words have put Juventus and Roma on red alert, with both teams willing to offer him a route back to Serie A.

The Spaniard’s contract runs out in 2026. However, he’s keen to cut short his four-year association with Los Colchoneros immediately after Euro 2024. Juventus are intimately familiar with Morata’s qualities.

He was part of the golden generation between 2014-16 before returning to the club on a two-season loan between 2020-22. Juventus would give him a third chance, but only if they sell Arkadiusz Milik or Moise Kean.

While Juventus must sell before buying, Roma could take a more proactive approach after escorting Romelu Lukaku back to Chelsea. Daniele De Rossi needs a new center-forward, and Morata ranks high on his shortlist.

Morata will face his former Juventus teammate Federico Chiesa when Spain and Italy lock horns in the second Group B match in Gelsenkirchen on Thursday, June 20. But as the latter seems to be on his way out, they wouldn’t share the dressing room even if the ex-Real Madrid man returns to Turin.

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