Morata Rejects Large Saudi Proposal, Aims to Stay Put

Alvaro Morata has turned down a conspicuous bid from Al-Qadsiah, which had been working on the deal for a couple of weeks and were confident to have won him over. The striker relayed that he planned to stay at Atletico Madrid, Relevo reports.

He recently voiced his malcontent for the criticism he endures in his home country. His side was making preparations to replace him, such as keeping Samu Omorodion and targeting Girona’s Artem Dovbyk.

Al-Qadsiah tabled €50M to lure Morata, part of which would have covered his €15M release clause, and the rest to the player. The team recently signed Nacho Fernandez from Real Madrid and are coached by former Los Blancos boss Michel. They were blindsided by the negative response. It’s not his first U-turn about leaving, though.

The veteran addressed the chatter with a social media post.

“I can’t imagine what it would mean winning with Atleti‘s jersey, and I won’t stop until I do it.”

According to Nicolò Schira, the Spaniard sent out fliers about a potential third return to Juventus, but they are set up front unless they sell Arkadiusz Milik. He would have made €15M annually in Saudi Arabia.

Our Take on Morata and Al-Qadsiah

It wouldn’t be a transfer window without some rumors about him. The Bianconeri don’t really have a need in his role, and he’d be more expensive and cumbersome than Milik. The cost of the whole operation makes him a challenging target for Serie A sides since he’s not getting any younger.

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