Juventus Start Building Attack by Making Decision on Alvaro Morata

Juventus are set to retain Alvaro Morata by activating the €10M clause to extend the loan for another season. They tried to re-negotiate the fee with Atletico Madrid to get a discount, but their efforts were unsuccessful. Therefore, they are poised to abide by the original conditions of the deal, Goal.com and Sky Sport report. They will have a €35M option to permanently acquire the striker in 2022.

The first offensive move of the Bianconeri goes towards continuity in a summer where the future of Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala hangs in the balance. They will also re-open the talks with the entourage of the Argentinian attacker to discuss extending his contract, which will be up in a year. He would likely be put on the market with no agreement.

Morata finished the 2020-21 season with 20 goals and 12 assists in 44 matches across all competition, producing particularly in the Champions League. Coach Massimiliano Allegri okayed the move, as the two previously worked together in the Spanish international’s first stint in Turin. He scored 27 goals in 93 appearances in two seasons between 2014 and 2015 with the returning boss at the helm.

The 28-year-old forward often indicated that his preference was to stay with the Old Lady but acknowledged that it was not up to him to make the call. Atletico Madrid reportedly tried to insert him in some swaps to acquire either Paulo Dybala or Rodrigo Bentancur, but there has been no progress on those fronts. Juventus intend to keep the Uruguayan midfielder.